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Cody Road Honey

One of our first seasonals was a delicious offering called “Queen Bee Honey Whiskey” which we always released in the spring each year. It became so popular that in 2018 we moved it to a year-round offering and changed the name to Cody Road Honey.

We use our special recipe to infuse our Cody Road Bourbon with real clover honey harvested from the hive just 30 miles from our distillery in Jackson County, Iowa. Our traditional Cody Road Bourbon provides for an even sweeter taste than the corn whiskey used in past years. Combined with natural clover honey, we get a perfect kiss of sweetness. We go through nearly 60 gallons of honey to make each batch of this spirit.

Cody Road Honey bottle

Our difference is our grain to glass approach

We’re surrounded by some of the finest grain fields in the world. It only makes sense to make the finest spirits from that grain as well. We purchase farm fresh grain, directly from the farmers who grow it. 100% of our grains come from within 25 miles of our distillery. Take our tour and you can see the entire process of spirit making from beginning to end. We’re one of a handful of distillers in the U.S. who take the “grain to glass” small batch distillation approach.

What “grain to glass” means is that we handle every step of the process ourselves, taking our fresh grain and make it into your favorite liquors. We sort and clean the grain and then mill it into a flour-like consistency. We cook the grain to make our mash and then add yeast to let it ferment. We distill the fermented mash and then filter it and blend it to proof. From there, it either goes into a barrel or a bottle. We bottle our spirits by hand. The important thing is that it is all done under our watchful eye, under one roof. We don’t outsource anything. It’s not always efficient but we pride ourselves on inefficiencies that result in a premium product. We know you’ll grow to appreciate our “grain to glass” approach once our spirits go from that glass onto your taste-buds!

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