" "

our whiskey

Cedar Ridge Whiskey from Iowa’s first distillery brings you the best Midwest whiskey from America’s beloved grain belt. Whether you are after a bottle of coveted Single Barrel selection or Multi-award winning Iowa Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cedar Ridge whiskey will be your drink for celebrations, rough days, and any day in between.

Using Nature
as Our Guide

We know that many people think of Iowa as just having corn – we’re perfectly fine with that. That means that we have the benefit of having the best product to make the best bourbon– Iowa Corn. Fine craftsmanship is a true reflection of Iowa’s mentality, where we do the best with what nature gives us, while maintaining minimal waste. The best corn and grains come from the most fertile soil found right here in America’s Grain Belt.

Corn droplet

iowa
bourbon
whiskey

MASHBILL

74% corn
14% malted rye
12% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

86 proof

iowa_bourbon_whiskey_750ml

Medium-bodied Ideal Balance

For the best in bourbon, go straight to the heart of corn country – crafted of 74% family-farmed corn and distilled to a higher proof, resulting in a cleaner, more approachable sipping whiskey. This is the best of the Midwest in a bottle!

RECENT AWARDS

2018 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – 91 POINTS
2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – GOLD
2017 Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval – 91 POINTS
2016 International Craft Spirits Awards – GOLD
2016 North American Whiskey Competition – GOLD
2016 Beverage Testing Institute – 90 POINTS

The
QuintEssential™

MASHBILL

100% 2-row pale malted barley

750 ml

92 proof

Quintessential Whiskey

RICH & COMPLEX

Handcrafted from 100% pure malted barley. Aged in American Oak and uniquely cask finished. Then meticulously married and matured using techniques honed over ten generations. With upfront deep stone fruit balanced by a subtle peat finish, this single malt sets the American Standard with a taste that’s perfectly RICH & COMPLEX.

RECENT AWARDS

2022 John Barleycorn – DOUBLE GOLD and “Best American Single Malt”
2022 ASCOT Award – Platinum
2021 John Barleycorn Award – GOLD and “Best American Single Malt”
2020 Whisky Advocate – 91 POINTS
2020 Beverage Testing Institute – 93 POINTS
2020 DISTILLER – 91 POINTS
2020 International Craft Competition – GOLD

Rated 5 out of 5 – The Whiskey Wash

Slipknot
No. 9
Reserve

GRAINBILL POST BLEND

51% corn
35% malted rye
14% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

99 proof

Slipknot No. 9 Reserve

Slipknot No. 9 Reserve

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. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe. – Cheers, Clown

A blend of 4-5 yr. old straight rye and straight bourbon mashed, fermented, distilled and aged at the Cedar Ridge Distillery.

RECENT AWARDS

2021 John Barleycorn Award – DOUBLE GOLD

Named “Best American Celebrity Whiskey” by Fred Minnick in 2019 and 2020

Slipknot No. 9
Iowa Whiskey

GRAINBILL POST BLEND

51% corn
35% malted rye
14% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

90 proof

Slipknot No. 9

No. 9 Iowa Whiskey

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. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe. – Cheers, Clown

A blend of 3-4 yr. old straight rye and straight bourbon mashed, fermented, distilled and aged at the Cedar Ridge Distillery.

Single Barrel Collection

MASHBILL 

74% corn
14% malted rye
12% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

Cask Strength

sbc_release1_finalimage_small

Single Barrel Collection (S.B.C.)

The Single Barrel Collection (S.B.C.) is only comprised of barrels hand-selected by Head Distiller Murphy Quint. Each barrel is bottled at cask strength when he deems it ready and only available in limited quantities.

Absolutely fantastic! I’d put it right up there with anything from Kentucky right now.”

 – Fred Minnick, Wall Street Journal-Bestselling Author,
Bourbon Curator & Taster

AWARDS

2022 ASCOT Award – DOUBLE PLATINUM

2022 John Barleycorn – GOLD

wheat
whiskey

MASHBILL

100% malted white wheat

750 ml

80 proof

wheat_whiskey_v1

Aromas of honey, cedar and vanilla

Technically a single malt, and the softest and sweetest of our whiskey expressions. Aged two years in American Oak barrels, this 100% malted winter wheat whiskey is a delicate yet flavorful spirit. While it’s definitely on the delicate side, it’s certainly not forgettable.

RECENT AWARDS

2017 Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval – 92 POINTS
July 2017 Wine Enthusiast – 89 POINTS
2016 Beverage Testing Institute – 87 POINTS

straight
rye
whiskey

MASHBILL

51% malted rye
34% rye
12% corn
3% malted barley

750 ml

86 proof

Cedar Ridge Whiskey Straight Rye

Not like the rest

Unlike most rye whiskeys, Cedar Ridge uses malted rye in its mash 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 in the mashing process and adds weight and complex flavors of toast and biscuit to the whiskey.

RECENT AWARDS

2017 Blue Lifestyle Seal of Approval – GOLD
2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – 91 POINTS
2016 International Craft Spirits Awards – GOLD
2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – GOLD
2016 Beverage Testing Institute – 83 POINTS

Bottled-in-Bond
rye
whiskey

MASHBILL

85% rye
12% corn
3% malted barley

750 ml

100 proof

Cedar Ridge Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey

Complex Flavor

This special release commemorates the 1897 Bottled-In-Bond Act. At 85%, this rye whiskey reflects the hard work of our harvester and their farm. The bold spice and hints of toasted biscuit up front are balanced by the sweetness of Iowa corn on its finish. At 100 proof you can taste the complexity that four years of our unpredictable Iowa climate imparted on this yearly special release.

  • Aged in a Federally Bonded Warehouse
  • All barrels harvested from the same season
  • 4-years old
  • Bottled at 100 Proof

Released annually in July.

Sir Maple

MASHBILL

74% corn
14% malted rye
12% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

86 proof

cedar-ridge-whiskey-sir-maple

Sir Maple Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

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.

This seasonal whiskey is released annually in September.

Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

MASHBILL

74% corn
14% malted rye
12% 2-row malted barley

750 ml

100 proof

Cedar Ridge Whiskey Bottle in Bond

Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon

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 Master Distiller Jeff Quint. This seasonal bourbon is released annually in July.

Learn more about Cedar Ridge’s 2021 Bottled-In-Bond release.

RECENT AWARDS

2022 ASCOT Award – PLATINUM

2021  John Barleycorn Society  – GOLD

Double Barrel
bourbon

MASHBILL

74% corn
14% rye
12% malted barley

750 ml

105 proof

Cedar Ridge Whiskey Double Barrel Bourbon

Double Barrel Bourbon

For this annual release, we transferred our flagship Iowa bourbon into a second, new American oak barrel to capture the full-bodied flavors of its freshly charred staves. The secondary finishing cask draws out the bold qualities of our classic bourbon and the rich flavors of Iowa corn.

  • Finished in secondary oak cask
  • Limited quantities
  • Made with 100% Iowa Corn

This seasonal bourbon is released annually in November.

AWARDSSingle Malt”

2022 John Barleycorn – DOUBLE GOLD

2022 New York International Spirits Competition – GOLD

Port Cask Bourbon

MASHBILL

74% Corn
14% Rye
12% Malted Barley

750 ml

94 proof

privatebarrel-bottleimage-web2

Port Cask Finished Bourbon

Our flagship, Iowa Bourbon, first aged in new American Oak, then finished in Estate Port wine casks for added complexity At 94 proof, this expression boasts a unique color and flavor of dried cherries and stone fruits, while the familiar vanilla and spice take a supporting role in the flavor profile. This seasonal bourbon is released annually in February.

  • Finished in estate Port wine casks
  • Limited quantities
  • Made with Iowa corn

AUTHENTIC BY NATURE

Perfectly crafted award-winning whiskey from America’s heartland

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt