So perhaps “hero” is a bit much. And maybe there was no game-winning ‘Hail Mary’ pass. No one held us on their shoulders. No one did the wave. (Though we can’t promise no one did the worm when we got the call.) But that doesn’t make us any less stoked to be voted again in 2020 CITYVIEW’S “Best Local Distillery” and “Best Whiskey.” We also took home “Best Rum” and “Best Local Trivia Night”. We would say it’s a dream come true, but we worked too hard to compare it to something that happens when your eyes are closed.

The first thing on our list after winning the awards, and okay, maybe having one celebratory cocktail, was to say thanks to everyone who voted. You are 100% the reason we scored these victories. We’re extremely proud to give a tip of the hat to those who helped make us everything we are. Iowans have a way of doing that for each other. When you support local, you support everyone around you. Iowa roots and connections make us all a whole lot stronger. And more interesting, of course.

Don’t worry, we won’t get a big head. Iowa Distilling Company is forever committed to delivering a top-shelf spirit to all who seek it -- whether you’re sipping at home, at your favorite establishment, or at our very own bar. (Ahem, runner up for “Best Local Bar (Overall).”) We won’t stop crafting it ‘just right’ as long as you don’t stop drinking it however you like it best. And if you don’t know how you like it best, just ask Shanna, runner up for “Best Local Bartender.” She knows a thing or two…hundred…about our spirits, we were runner up for “Best Local Margarita,” “Best Local Bloody Mary” and “Best Local Moscow Mule.” We can’t forget to mention that Zone vodka was runner, “Best Local Vodka.”

We’ll keep crafting it. You keep enjoying it. And hopefully we’ll win your vote again next year.

Time Flies When You're Having Fun... and Growing

The good news is that, as time passes more fun things can come out of barrels. On Friday, December 13, 2019 we will be offering our limited release Double Oak Rye Whiskey. It has been aging for over 4 years and for the past several months it has been finishing in our Bourbon Barrels. It's a high rye with a light flavor that is going to be perfect for the holiday season. The whiskey will only be sold at our shop at $50.00 per bottle. Be sure to grab a bottle while supplies last!

I like it. As a more bourbon guy I really am enjoying the taste of this rye. Very delicious I would say.
Bret H.


Cumming, Iowa is Iowa Distilling Company’s dot on the map. In fact, some might even say it’s more of a speck.

But those people have probably never been here. Or met anyone from here. And they certainly haven’t tasted any of our spirits. Because the moment that happens, the dot becomes a destination. And we couldn’t be prouder to call it home.

Our spirits have a way of making you feel like you’re exactly where you want to be. And that’s no accident. We are locals. We’re from here and we’ve chosen to stay here. Not because we have to, but because this place is who we are. We’ve done our homework. We’ve put in the time. We were one of the first in the state to get a micro-distilling license. That means our aged spirits are actually aged. We’ve also researched our craft tirelessly to make sure every bottle we produce is our best product, every time. But the real knowledge behind our operation comes from the fact that we are true Iowans. We know the farmers who grow the corn. The hands that distill and then distill again. And often times, the people behind the bar serving every last drop.

So you can put our Straight Bourbon, Zone Vodka, Prairie Fire, Steel Drum Rum, and Rocket Fuel on your top shelf, if that’s your style. But regardless of where you keep the bottle, welcome to the family.


Iowa Distilling Company was faced with a choice as 2018 approached, our dot on the map has turned into a destination. With the growing popularity of Iowa Distilling Company we have seen our spirits continue to find their way into more homes throughout the Iowa.

2017 was a great year for our award winning bourbon and people noticed. As one of the top 20 Iowa produced spirits products, our inventory flew off the shelf as people discovered how good the bourbon coming out of Cumming is. Not willing to compromise the quality and sticking to our roots, we wanted to let you know that we are limiting the supply of our Bourbon as our barrels come to age. We are still going to be releasing our high quality bourbon however it will be a limited release. Don't stop looking for it and keep asking your local Spirit shop to carry it. They can still get it as we will be delivering on a monthly basis, they might need to check regularly to see when it comes back in stock. Also, as you search for this Top Shelf Spirit with a Down Home Spin, let your fellow Iowa Distilling Bourbon fans know where you find it by posting it on our facebook page. Don't forget to try our other spirts too, we make something for everyone. Remember, this is Your Spirit, Your Home #iowadistillingcompany.