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Ironton Distillery announces construction plans

The new Ironton facility, located in Louisville, Colorado, is slated to be completed by the end of 2025.

Bottle of whiskey being poured into a glass on top of a barrel
Ironton Distillery produces a range of spirits and will move all barrel-ageing in-house and under one roof

Colorado craft producer Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse has revealed plans to construct a new facility that will include a state-of-the-art distillery and expanded tasting room experience. 

The new space, which moves the brand from Denver to nearby Louisville, about 30 minutes north, will also feature expanded private event spaces and bring all production and barrel ageing on-site and under one roof. 

“Since our inception, Ironton has prided itself on creating rich, authentic connections to the state of Colorado from our exclusive use of local grains to our support of local artists, non-profits, and community organisations,” Kallyn Romero, co-founder of Ironton Distillery, said. 

“We are so thrilled to join the Louisville community and are excited to add another great gathering place for families and residents to foster meaningful connection.”

The new, two-acre facility will be located at 1303 Empire Rd, with easy access to nearby biking and hiking trails. With an extensive rooftop deck and sprawling outdoor patio space, the family-friendly distillery pub furthers Ironton’s embrace of Colorado’s natural beauty.

The Louisville facility will as well feature a full scratch kitchen offering pub fare that incorporates spent distilling grain to pair with spirits, cocktails, and local guest beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options.

Ironton was founded in 2018 in Denver’s River North Art District. It is a a woman-owned and managed distillery that offers straight malt, straight rye malt, and straight Bourbon whiskeys, as well as gin, aquavit, rum, shochu and absinthe.

“We’ll always share a deep connection to Denver and the incredible community that helped get Ironton off the ground and thriving for the past six years,” said Romero. “While we’re excited to start a new chapter in Louisville, Denver will always be special to us and we’re still exploring options such as pop-ups and storefront partnerships with hopes to maintain some sort of presence in the city once we transition to the new facility.”

The new facility is slated to be completed by the end of 2025. Ironton will work with sustainability specialists to explore long-term opportunities to implement practices such as water retention/filtration, heat transfer technology, solar energy, and spent waste reuse. In addition to construction plans, Ironton is preparing to enter Kansas and California, with additional market launches coming later this year. 

“It’s going to be a busy next few years for the Ironton family,” said Romero. “But we have a tremendous team, an incredible community of supporters and we’re excited to get busy spreading our grain-to-flask approach toward distilling with the rest of the world.”

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