CEDAR RIDGE WHISKEY IS AUTHENTIC BY NATURE
As the first distillery to open in Iowa since Prohibition, Cedar Ridge is preserving the legacy of a lost craft. Our techniques let each batch of our whiskey take on the character of Iowa’s land and climate. So from the very first sip, every step of the process is evident – from grain to glass. For that’s what makes Cedar Ridge Whiskey Authentic by Nature.
Iowa in Every Sip
Jeff Quint founded Cedar Ridge in 2005. The Quint family has been farming and distilling in Iowa for generations, and Cedar Ridge was Iowa’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition. In 2010, Cedar Ridge produced Iowa’s first bourbon whiskey.
Iowa is the number one corn producing state in USA. Corn for our bourbon is grown on our family’s farm in Winthrop, Iowa. We store and mill all our corn and grain on-site.
Fine craftsmanship is a true reflection of Iowa’s mentality of doing the best with what nature gives them. No temperature control aging, minimal waste, and that Midwest resourcefulness put production first, favoring quality over quantity.
Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
For the best in bourbon, go straight to the heart of corn country – crafted of nearly 75% corn and distilled to a higher proof, resulting in a more clean, approachable sipping whiskey. This is the best of the Midwest in a bottle!
Straight Rye Whiskey
Cedar Ridge Straight Rye Whiskey is making history. As opposed to other rye whiskeys, which are quite common, Cedar Ridge uses malted rye in its grain bill. To malt, the rye grains are soaked in water to germinate, then given a blast of hot air. Malting the rye generates an enzyme that is naturally helpful with the mashing process and adds weight and an extraordinarily complex flavor profile of toast and biscuit to the whiskey.
If it has to be whiskey, make it a handcrafted single malt. The 2015 adoption of our unique Solera system marries the best characteristics of each single-barrel to achieve a depth of flavor and complexity that is not possible with a single barrel system alone.
The Bottled in Bond Act, passed in 1897, was created to regulate the quality of whiskey, requiring it be from one distillery, from one season, made by one distiller and aged at a federally bonded warehouse for a minimum of 4 years at 100 proof. In accordance with This Act, Cedar Ridge Bottled-in-Bond Iowa Bourbon Whiskey was aged for 4 years and finished at 100 proof. “It’s the best juice we have on the property,” says Quint.
Technically a single malt and the softest of our whiskeys. This 100% winter wheat whiskey is a delicate yet flavorful spirit, perfect for cocktails.
Slipknot No. 9
Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery – two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work. We collaborated on “No. 9 Whiskey”, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content.
Aging first in new American Oak, then transferring into ex-bourbon barrels that previously held 100% pure maple syrup for no less than 6 months, adds a subtle maple essence to our flagship Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
Managing every step of production, from grain to glass, is how you craft authentic whiskey. Our process is unique, affected by our specific location and even weather. You won’t find the Cedar Ridge taste anywhere else in the world. If you’re ever in the area, we encourage you to stop by for a tour, and see for yourself!
AUTHENTIC BY NATURE
Perfectly crafted award-winning whiskey from America’s heartland