Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Cedar Ridge Single Malt American Whiskey
Americans are now very familiar with all-malt beers and single malt Whiskies form Scotland. This is a true single malt from Iowa utilizing nothing but the best malted barley and then aged in a selection of oak casks. The aging is carried out using Solera process that introduces a blend of wine and Brandy barrels. The Cedar Ridge Single Malt demonstrates clever distilling and blending. When we see skill and result like this from a grain to bottle distiller we are filled with anticipation of future Whiskey releases.
Cedar Ridge is the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition. Yes, these guys are really making Whiskey in Iowa from Iowa grains. Cedar Ridge is a true grain to bottle distillery and the Whiskies are delicious. This family owned and operated distillery also produces wines, many from their own vines. Proprietors Jeff and Laurie Quint create true craft products as Jeff serves as Cedar Ridge's distiller and winemaker. This is a true American classic on the rise so seek them out.
Brilliant amber color. The nose is filled with dense, ripe fruits ranging from red cherries to apricot with bold accents of burnt sugar, allspice, vanilla, and sweet oak with hints of Brandy. The palate echoes the nose delivering a complex fruit core with generous supporting notes of brown baking spices, oak, and rich caramel. Medium to full-bodied with perfect balance and bold spice and oak notes.
How to Serve
The Cedar Ridge Single Malt is best enjoyed neat with a splash of water. Add ice if you must and the distillers like this Whiskey in a classic Rob Roy.
Price: $ 48
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