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Murdick’s partners with Iron Fish Distillery for new Mackinac Island maple bourbon fudge

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – Sometimes that bite of something sweet just needs a splash of something … a little more grownup.

Original Murdick’s Fudge on Mackinac Island has teamed up with Northern Michigan’s Iron Fish Distillery for a tasty new collaboration: maple bourbon pecan fudge.

The new flavor will roll out to customers on Sept. 1.

“We love working with local Michigan businesses like Iron Fish,” said Original Murdick’s Fudge Owner Bobby Benser. “We couldn’t be happier to team up and make an exceptional fudge flavor with them. I can’t wait for folks to taste it!”

The new fudge melds rich chocolate with the flavor of Iron Fish’s bourbon whiskey, which is finished in maple syrup barrels.

Through Sept. 15, Original Murdick’s is offering a fudge deal with the new flavor. Orders will ship for just $5 when you select a slice of maple bourbon pecan as part of any 5-slice box. Use the code FLATSHIP.

The pairing is a mix of an island staple – Original Murdick’s celebrated its 135th anniversary this summer – with a popular distillery. Iron Fish, located in Thompsonville, recently announced it is expanding its footprint with nearly $1 million in new production equipment and plans to purchase more grain for its products from a longer list of Michigan farms on both peninsulas.

Visitors to Iron Fish this fall will be among the first to try its Mad Angler brand of estate whiskey. It’s Michigan’s first farm-based distillery and has an expansive spot near the Betsie River, where the team has been working toward releasing its own estate-produced whiskeys for years.

“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,” distillery staff said. “While waiting for its estate whiskeys to age, Iron Fish distilled vodka and gin from Michigan grain and also sourced whiskey for its celebrated line of barrel-finished whiskeys, created and aged in three barrel rack houses on the farm.”

RELATED: Iron Fish Distillery expands RV camping on its 120-acre Northern Michigan farm

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