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Perfect for summer, our newest seasonal packs the big sweetness of fresh peaches.  We added peaches and sugar to our River Pilot Vodka and the result is delicious!  We only made 3,000 bottles of this summer treat and it will be gone fast.  So get yours while you can!

The wait is over!  Pride of the Wapsi Strawberry Vodka is back for summer time!  You might be wondering how we got our hands on strawberries so soon?   Read more »

One of our most popular seasonals ever is back and this time it is better than ever!  We are ready to release our third installment of Queen Bee Honey Whiskey on April 4, 2014. Read more »


Chicago, IL, April 21, 2014 –  For the world of whiskey, all eyes are on Chicago this week.  Whiskey Week 2014 kicked off Monday and a little bit of Iowa will help make the week extra special.

Delilah’s, a whiskey bar that is regularly hailed as one of the best whiskey selections in the world, will be marking Whiskey Week with a special night featuring two Iowa favorites.  On Wednesday night, Danielle Colby-Cushman of American Pickers fame will join owner and distiller Ryan Burchett from Mississippi River Distilling Company for a special night of music and cocktails.  Danielle will be spinning tunes from the DJ booth while Ryan mixes special cocktail featuring his spirits behind the bar from 7 to 10 PM. Read more »

Chicago, IL, April 2, 2014  – Four of the Midwest’s top craft distilleries are teaming up for an unprecedented collaboration.   Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee, Few Spirits in Evanston, Illinois, Journeyman Distilling in Three Oaks, Michigan and Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa each contributed 30 gallons of whiskey that was blended into what is being called “Four Kings” Bourbon Whiskey. Read more »

Le Claire, Iowa, April 1, 2014 – A small distillery in Eastern Iowa is turning heads all over the country with their award winning handmade spirits.  Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa has recently been recognized with 8 different awards at international tasting competitions. Read more »

Check out this great blog about our distillery from Whisky Advocate magazine!

Visit www.iowadistillery.com for a quick and easy way to write your Iowa legislator to support micro-distilling in our state.

Proving they are “Still Crazy,” Mississippi River Distilling Company will release a new limited bottling in their Still Crazy series, “Six Shooter Smoke” on Friday, February 7.  There were just over 1,000 bottles of this specialty made.  This is rye whiskey with a cherry wood smoked six row barley added to give it a sweet, smoky nose and finish.

“We’ve had fun messing around with unusual flavors.” said owner and distiller Ryan Burchett.  “Smoke flavor is nothing new to whiskey as Scotch whiskies are well known for their peaty smoke flavor.  But by using cherry wood smoked barley, this whiskey finished with a sweetness and smoke that is more reminiscent of a barbecue than a bottle of Scotch.”

Le Claire, Iowa, January 8, 2014 – While he distills whiskey for a living, Mississippi River Distilling Company’s distiller Scot Schaar is big into fermenting brew at home as well.  Schaar was recently honored as the 2013 Iowa Homebrewer of the Year. Read more »