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 CITYVIEW’S 2023 “Best Local Distillery” and “Best Whiskey” for the 5th YEAR IN A ROW. Along with winning “Best Rum” and “Best Trivia” this year. 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 Vodka” and “Best Local Bar.”) We won’t stop crafting it ‘just right’ as long as you don’t stop drinking it however you like it best.

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



Cumming, Iowa is Iowa Distilling Company’s dot on the map.

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. We are local, we’re from here and we’ve chosen to stay here. We’ve done our homework. We’ve put in the time. We were one of the first in the state to get a native-distilling license. That means our aged spirits are aged right here in Iowa. We’ve 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 and often times, the people behind the bar serving every last drop.

So, you can put our Prairie Fire, Saints ‘n Sinners, IDC Straight Bourbon, Zone Vodka, 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.

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Iowa Distilling Company Turns 10!

Iowa Distilling Company celebrated a milestone by turning 10 in March 2022. We are proud to continue to make spirits that Iowans can be proud to enjoy with family and friends.

Notable Milestones

2012 - Iowa Distilling Company becomes one of the first native distilleries in Iowa
2013 - Prairie Fire Cinnamon Whiskey, Steel Drum Rum, and Country Gal Moonshine introduced
2016 - IDC Straight Bourbon and Zone Vodka introduced
2017 - Iowa Distilling Company awarded silver and bronze medals for Zone, IDC Straight Bourbon at LA International and Denver International Awards
2018 - Saints ‘n Sinners Apple Pie introduced
2021 - Iowa Distilling Company becomes available in all 99 counties in Iowa
2022 - 4th year in a row being voted best LOCAL distillery and best whiskey by CityView