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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

80 proof

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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

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

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 it’s 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

wheat
whiskey

MASHBILL

100% malted white wheat

750 ml

80 proof

Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey

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

bottled-
in-bond

MASHBILL

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

750 ml

100 proof

Cedar Ridge Whiskey Bottle in Bond

Bottled-in-Bond

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.

Slipknot No. 9
Iowa Whiskey

MASHBILL

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

750 ml

90 proof

Slipknot No. 9

No Clowning Around

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.

Slipknot
No. 9
Reserve

MASHBILL

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.

Sir Maple

MASHBILL

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

750 ml

86 proof

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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.

AUTHENTIC BY NATURE

Perfectly crafted award-winning whiskey from America’s heartland

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