Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Wheat Whiskey

Origin   Iowa

Retail Price   $42

ABV   40%

Score   3 Stars/Brilliant!

In the Glass


Brilliant, pale golden color.


The aromatics are quite delicate offering scents of steeped grains, butterscotch, toffee, and subtle baked orchard fruits.


The palate confirms the nose being a bit drier than expected with a grassy core and assertive notes of green tea emerging on the finish.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with bright grain and green notes that become astringent on the finish.

Cool Factor


I'm a big fan of grain to bottle distillers and I hope that this Wheat Whiskey is a work in progress.

Value Grade


At north of $40 a bottle this Whiskey will have a difficult journey finding its way to back bars outside of Iowa.


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 Wheat Whiskey is crafted with 100% malted wheat and aged in lightly charred casks. Considering the light color and subtle wood impression we imagine that the duration in wood does not exceed two years.

How to Enjoy

The Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey is perfectly pleasant with nothing more than a glass. The distillers recommend their Wheat Whiskey in a Whiskey Sour.

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