Cedar Ridge Single Malt
American Single Malt
Cedar Ridge // Iowa, USA
Cedar Ridge's first foray into the world of single malts was through nearly two dozen single-barrel releases. Now, they're incorporating a variety of what would have been single-barrel releases and solera-aging them. They utilize an array of different cask types, and sizes, and even use different types of malted barley.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typemix of different cask finishes
"A unique bouquet offers nutty and caramel notes, along with malted chocolate. Mouthfeel is viscous and a bit syrupy, but much of that sweetness disappears, leading to a spicier, herbal profile. The finish is dry, oaky and astringent, with the cheeks and tongue left tingling. Overall, the flavors are a bit soft and would benefit from further development. Add ice to showcase a deeper, malty sweetness, with vanilla and char notes."