Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey
Cedar Ridge is the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition. Yes, these guys are really making Whiskey in Iowa. (I assume that everyone got that so let's move on.) The Cedar Ridge Malted Rye is made with an undisclosed mashbill that is dominated by malted rye that offers both richness and bold spice notes. Bottling this Malted Rye at 43% is ideal as it gives body and depth to the complex flavors and helps to create a chewy texture.
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 copper color. The nose is so alluring and complex offering scents of baked apples, honey, roasted almonds, and caramel with accents of clove, allspice, and nutmeg. The palate in in full agreement with the nose delivering a lush fruit and caramel core with waves of brown spice, oak, and hints of leather, and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with a rich fruit core while being vibrant with a bright dose of acidity providing perfect balance.
How to Serve
The Cedar Ridge Malted Rye is perfectly pleasant with nothing more than a glass. The distillers recommend their Malted Rye in a Manhattan — we agree.
Price: $ 42
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