Why It's Special: The great Ironroot Republic has been voted #1 in USA Today's Readers' Choice Awards for the past four years for Best Craft Whisky Distillery in America – 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 – and last year snagged two pieces of major hardware at the World Whiskies Awards, including commendation as one of the World's Best bourbons. Every bottling is, therefore, an event, and let me tell you: this long-awaited, limited-edition double-cask release (only 2,400 bottles produced) lives up to the hype ... and then some.

The Story: Conceived by Ironroot's head distiller Jonathan Likarish and YouTube's "The Liquorhound" host Chris Trevino, this is an inspired marriage, blending as it does a high-rye bourbon from MGP, out of Indiana, with Ironroot's award-winning heirloom corn bourbon, and giving the union two honeymoons, as it were: the first, a maturation in white port casks, the second, a long finish in Cognac casks. The result is not just powerful -- it clocks in at 100 proof -- but is also abundant with the kind of grace notes that connote time, craft, and care.

Our Tasting Notes: A complex bourbon, for sure, but also a bourbon of great balance, with all its many and various components woven into a tight and seamless knit. On the nose, thanks to the port casking, you'll pick up juicy notes of brandied cherries, pears, and white peach tea. The palate echoes those notes, though the experience deepens immeasurably, and you'll find yourself carried along by the richness of creamy vanilla custard and the warm, persistent spice of nutmeg. The finish has the controlled sweetness of a top-notch Riesling, with hints of toasted oak to remind you of its long time spent in barrel.

ABV: 50% (100 proof), and non-chill filtered, with no coloring or flavoring added.

Fun Fact: The name Ironroot is an homage to the legendary viticulturist T.V. Munson, who developed phylloxera-resistant vines – or iron roots, in the wordplay of founding partners (and brothers) Robert and Jonathan Likarish – that helped to save the French wine industry.

Why Buy from Us: We're offering special Concierge Family pricing of 15% OFF, bringing the cost of this memorable and meticulously-crafted bourbon to just under $68 a bottle – a steal of a deal, and a chance to stock your bar cart with one of the shooting stars of the distilling world!



*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2023. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NC, NY, VA, TN, and WA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.