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The Ironclad

The Ironclad

Inspired by the USS Monitor, the Union Ship that fought in the 1862 “Battle of the Ironclads” on the waters where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The design takes its shape from the bow and contour of the hull, crafted for the shallow waters of Hampton Roads. Our Ironclad is finished in natural hand rubbed tung oil or stained to your specifications and can be made from any available hardwood. This special Tantalus was created to celebrate our friends at Ironclad Distillery in Newport News, Virginia.  The Ironclad is designed to showcase the 375ml bottle of Ironclad Distillery's “Small Batch” Bourbon. 


    The Tantalus Signature Coin is made of cast metal mounted on the front of the Ironclad. The coin is our unique calling card with our logo on one side and our website ( on the reverse. You will find an extra coin included for sharing with interested friends.

    Coins with military or school insignia are very popular. We can procure a coin of your choice or mount one you already own.


    The Ironclad is 10 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 5 inches deep. It is designed specifically for the distictive 375ml Ironclad bottle, but can be adjusted for other small bottles.

    The Ironclad can be stained within the range of standard manufacturers. 


    Each Ironclad comes in a crate made from salvaged wood from the Great Dismal Swamp and is suitable for re-use. Please allow up to three (3) weeks for your custom made Ironclad. Rush orders can be accommodated. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


    If you are not completely satisfied with your Tantalus product, Please contact us and let us know how we can make it right.

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