To mark its seventh year, Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, Michigan, will re-release the Mad Angler Bourbon, Rye and Bottled in Bond estate whiskies and celebrate completion of a major commitment to triple production capacity of its estate whiskey, requiring over a $1 million investment in new equipment and facility improvements. Iron Fish will host its 7th Anniversary Party over Labor Day Weekend, Thursday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 3.
The anniversary party will kickoff on Aug. 31 with a ticketed special event, An Evening With Mad Angler. It will include a special estate whiskey release celebration, tasting and intimate discussion with Iron Fish family founders along with writer Michael Delp, author of the Mad Angler poems, committed advocate of rivers and Boardman River fly fisherman. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
The weekend will be packed with fun, spirits, cocktails, food and refreshments, games and live music. The schedule of events can be found on its website and includes:
8/31 Thursday –
An Evening with Mad Angler | 6-8pm
Live Music with Nicholas Veine | 6-8pm
9/1 Friday –
Whiskey Barrel Making with Croze Nest | 3pm
Live Music With Jacob Wolfe & Olivia Kimes | 6-8pm
9/2 Saturday –
Face Painting | 1-5pm
Bagpipe Blessing of the Spirits | 1:30
Children’s Pinata | 6pm
Birthday Cake & Candles | 7-8pm
Live Music With Wink | 6-8pm
9/3 Sunday – 12-8pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides from Fantail Farm | 4-7pm
Live Music with Ethan Bott | 6-8pm
9/4 Monday – CLOSED
Free Tours For Flycaster & Steelhead Members Thursday – Sunday.
About the Mad Angler Whiskey Release:
Mad Angler Bourbon, Mad Angler Rye Whiskey, Mad Angler Bottled in Bond Whiskey distilled from grain grown at Iron Fish and Michigan farms.
Mad Angler Bourbon 94 Proof – Available exclusively at the distillery.
Winter Wheat from Iron Fish Farm
Northern Michigan Barley
Winter Rye from Iron Fish Farm
Mad Angler Rye 92-94 Proof – Available at the distillery and select MI retailers.
Iron Fish Rye
Mad Angler Bottled-In-Bond 100 Proof – Available at the distillery and select MI retailers.
Iron Fish Farm Winter Wheat
Upper Peninsula Rye
Northern Michigan Malted Barley
Northern Michigan Corn
Since 2015, Iron Fish has grown and harvested grain on its farm, as well as purchased grain from Michigan farmers to distill spirits and age whiskey. While waiting for its estate whiskies to age, Iron Fish distilled vodka and gin from Michigan grain and also sourced whiskey for its celebrated line of barrel finished whiskies, created and aged in three barrel rack houses on the farm.
Iron Fish Distillery is Michigan’s first farm distillery, attracting over 150,000 guests annually to its agricultural end destination in Thompsonville. Named for the Steelhead, Iron Fish is situated on the scenic and protected Betsie River where it operates a third party environmentally verified farm, through the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.
Iron Fish spirits are distributed in Michigan, Wisconsin, IL and Colorado and home delivered in 38 states by the digital spirits retailer Big Thirst.
About Iron Fish Distillery
Iron Fish Distillery was founded in 2016, as Michigan’s first farm distillery, growing grain and distilling spirits, and barrel finishing sourced whiskey. This third party environmentally audited working farm and distillery attracts over 150, 000 guests annually to the agricultural destination, reborn on a long-time abandoned 120-acre farm located in rural Springdale Township in Manistee County.