Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Iowa
  • Distillery Cedar Ridge
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • bread
  • corn
  • maple
  • mint
  • plums
  • toasted oak

Cedar Ridge

Iowa Straight Bourbon (0.75l, 43%)
Price $40.99

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Character Goatson
A wonderful Straight Bourbon with a taste of Iowa in every drop.

When the average guy thinks about Iowa, he thinks of corn. And that makes sense because they produce about eight million tons of the stuff every year. Believe it or not, Cedar Ridge Distillery started as Cedar Ridge Winery by Jeff Quint in 2005 where they distilled some of the grape juice into Brandies. The Whiskey needed to age a few years before the first Bourbon release came out in 2010. And yes, the pundits took notice, naming them "2017 Distiller of the Year" and "Best American Craft Whiskey" in 2016.

Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon… let’s start with the specs. The mash bill is 74% corn (hey… this is Iowa), 14% malted rye, and 12% malted two-row barley. It’s aged a minimum of three years in new oak and bottled at 43% ABV. Next, we tried to count all the Gold Medals and tasting scores above 90 points, but we ran out of fingers — so let’s just say it’s won "a lot" of awards. But the flavor is what you want — you will get a healthy dose of caramels, fruit, and cornbread notes.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Iowa
  • Distillery Cedar Ridge
  • Style Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden Maple

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma smells like fresh-baked sweet cornbread with whipped maple honey and notes of flan, toffee, and a bit of menthol.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile leads with Cracker Jacks and stewed plums along with vanilla, ripe pears, and toasted oak.

Finish
The finish is long and it heats up with a fruity, peppery bite.
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  • honey
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • bread
  • corn
  • maple
  • mint
  • plums
  • toasted oak
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Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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