Cedar Ridge Single Malt

American Single Malt

Cedar Ridge // Iowa, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    79
  • Avg. Rating

    2.91
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 26 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made 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 Type
    mix of different cask finishes

Tasting Notes

"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."

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