Our Story

It all started back in 2011, in the backyard over some whiskey and a loaded smoker when our founder and chief trailblazer - musician Tommy Brunett, came up with the concept of combining two great American past times: great bourbon/whiskey making with an added subtle hint of Applewood BBQ's smoked goodness.

Our internationally acclaimed NYS farm distillery in Fairport, NY is where the magic happens. The farm folk within a crow flying distance to our grain silos dump in their freshest and finest where our master distiller and crew ever so lightly smoke some of the grains on our handmade smokin’ machine. The apple wood smell is savored for miles by the locals.

We’ve got giant brass tub stills shipped all the way from the underbelly of Kentucky from our good friends at Vendome. Our swill swirls, spins and churns until only the finest of the finest is aged properly, bottled and delivered to your own local watering holes. Whiskey up and enjoy!

Your Pal, Skully




  • April, 2019Chilled Magazine - Distillery Profile

  • May, 2018Democrat & Chronicle - Industrial meets Victorian in new Iron Smoke tasting room in Fairport

  • May, 2018City Newspaper - Iron Smoke Distillery’s spirited new venue

  • January, 2017Distiller.Com: Best Creatively Smoked American Whiskeys

  • January, 2017I Heart Roc: Tommy Brunett

  • January, 201713 WHAM: Building Wishes Brick By Brick

  • January, 2017Rochester Business Journal: Musician Finds His Rhythm

  • January, 2017Boating Magazine: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

  • January, 2017NY Distilled Website

  • January, 2017Democrat & Chronicle: Whiskey Brings Together Lidestri, Iron Smoke

  • January, 2017Democrat & Chronicle: Catching Up With Iron Smoke Distillery's Tommy Brunett

  • December, 2015Men's Fitness Magazine

  • August, 2015Rochester Business Journal - Company Grows From A Backyard Hunch

  • August, 2015City Newspaper - Three Chords And The Proof

  • July, 2015585 Rocs - Interview With Tommy Brunett, Iron Smoke Whiskey

  • December, 2014D & C Visits Our Distillery

  • December, 2014Mo' Smoke Movember Benefit

  • December, 2014Distillery Shapes Perinton

  • March, 2014Chilled Magazine

  • February, 2014The Beardsman

  • January, 2014ROQKR

  • January, 2014Cool Material

  • January, 2014Spirits Review

  • January, 2014YNN

  • November, 2013Just One Dram

  • November, 2013Post Magazine

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