Cedar Ridge Malted Rye
Cedar Ridge // Iowa, USA
Cedar Ridge Distillery, an extension of Cedar Ridge Vineyards, is owned by Laurie and Jeff Quint. To differentiate their rye from others, they use 100% malted rye in the mash bill, which is soaked in water to germinate, then blasted with hot air.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"On the nose, smells exactly like Whoppers candy or Ovaltine (malted milk chocolate.) On the palate, it's surprisingly fruity, with flavors or bananas, red apples and persimmon. Cola spices with some black pepper and a pinch of salt round out the finish. The end result tastes very much like a spicy, salted dark chocolate caramel!"