Cedar Ridge whiskey is for the explorers, aficionados, and connoisseurs who want more authenticity and a personal-human connection from their whiskey drinking experience. Cedar Ridge brings you the most award-winning Midwest whiskey from America’s beloved grain belt. Visit our Whiskey page to learn more.
An Iowa First
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!
Single Malt 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.
Malted Rye Whiskey
Cedar Ridge Malted 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.
Technically a single malt and the softest of our whiskeys. This 100% winter wheat whiskey is a delicate yet flavorful spirit, perfect for cocktails.
Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
We have held back a few of our most flavorful batches of our flagship Iowa Bourbon Whiskey for extra aging. The extended time in barrel creates a Reserve Bourbon that is rich, complex and sophisticated.
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!
CEDAR RIDGE WHISKEY | AUTHENTIC BY NATURE
Perfectly crafted award-winning whiskey from America’s heartland
1441 Marak Road | Swisher, Iowa | 319-857-4300
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