Cedar Ridge Releases Barrel Proof Bourbon


March 16, 2023

Cedar Ridge Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery has launched its latest expression, Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Crafted from 74% corn, 14% rye, and 12% malted barley, the whiskey is then aged in char #3 barrels and non-chill filtered. All Cedar Ridge barrels are aged in non-climate controlled rickhouses, exposing them to temperature swings of over 100 degrees each year, resulting in a unique flavor profile particular to Iowa’s climate. Fans of Cedar Ridge’s “Original 86” Bourbon will love this bolder, 116 proof whiskey.

Cedar Ridge was voted the #1 bourbon brand from a native Iowa distiller by the Alcoholic Beverage Division of the State of Iowa in 2022. Head Distiller Murphy Quint said, “Iowans have been in our corner ever since we first opened our doors back in 2005. Without their support, we wouldn’t even be in business, let alone continue to be the #1 selling bourbon in the state.”

Additionally, Cedar Ridge sold more standard .75L bottles of straight bourbon whiskey in Iowa than any other brand in 2022, beating out both Woodford Reserve and Makers Mark.

Along with the Straight Bourbon Whiskey and The QuintEssential, Cedar Ridge Distillery continues to build its portfolio of whiskey, which includes limited releases of award winning Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon and Double Barrel Bourbon.

Bagger Vodka, also crafted by Cedar Ridge Distillery, donates $1 for every bottle sold to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and is distributed to trails across the state. Over $24,000 has been donated to the improvement and maintenance of Iowa Trails since the launch of Bagger Vodka in 2020.

In 2005, Cedar Ridge became the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition. Owners Jeff and Laurie Quint aimed to follow a long family tradition of Iowa farmers and distillers, including Jeff’s father and the several generations before him, who produced locally made wines and brandies. Cedar Ridge  produces wines from its own estate-grown grapes and crafts its award-winning spirits in four custom engineered German pot stills. lush 5,000 vines and 15,000 square foot distillery, tasting room, and event center provide quality wines, spirits, and an exciting entertainment experience for Eastern Iowa.  

For more information, visit https://crwine.com/.