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Cedar Ridge Iowa Single Malt Sherry Finish

Great Single Malt From The Great Plains

Sherried single malts have been beloved for well over a hundred years. But this is probably the first one you’ve ever seen from Iowa. We’ll be honest: it’s the first one we saw from Iowa too.

Part of what we love about Lost Lantern is finding whiskies that truly surprise and astonish us. When we went to Cedar Ridge on a cold and windy March day, we knew we’d find great bourbon, and we did (in fact, our very first bourbon single cask came from Cedar Ridge). We didn’t know we’d also fall in love with a single malt… but once we did, we were dying to shout it from the rooftops.

This single malt was aged for 2 years in new American oak, then finished for two years in a 500-liter Sherry butt imported from Jerez, Spain. This is a classic sherried single malt, with rich, golden fruit flavors on top of a clean, honeyed malt base. We heard later that this particular cask had long been a favorite of the distillation team, until we spirited it away to be bottled.

You may never have tried Iowa single malt before, or any Iowa whiskey, for that matter. But if you love Sherry, this cask will make you wonder what took you so long.

2021 Single Cask #1: Cedar Ridge Iowa Single Malt Whiskey Finished in A Sherry Cask

Proof: 115.3
Age: 4 years
Quantity produced: 555 bottles
Format: 750mL
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added

Buying Options

Unfortunately, our whiskeys are not currently available in this state. Please ask your favorite whiskey store to start carrying our products!

Cask Details

  • Mashbill — 100% Malted Barley
  • Maturation Barrel Info — New American Oak, Independent Stave Co.
  • Barrel Entry Proof: 120
  • Barrel Size — 53 gallons
  • Finishing Barrel Info — 500-liter Sherry butt from Jerez
  • Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — 2 years
  • Age of Spirit — 2 years, 2 months


  • Type: Single Cask
  • Pour: Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail
  • Glass: glencairn or rocks glass
NYDCO in glass


We submit a select number of our releases to an even more select group of whiskey competitions. And it’s safe to say the judges have really liked what they’ve tasted. Here are some of the awards we’ve won.

2022 Ascot Awards
Double Platinum

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Double Gold

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Best in Class

About Cedar Ridge Distillery

Many of the distilleries we work with have a strong local following. But none of them can match Cedar Ridge, a truly beloved family-owned Iowa distillery that has achieved a once-unimaginable feat. Cedar Ridge’s flagship Iowa bourbon is the top-selling bourbon in Iowa, outselling even big name, mass-market bourbons. Cedar Ridge’s bourbon and its other whiskies have their own distinctive character (notably a soft, creamy texture), born from the dramatic seasonal temperature swings of the Great Plains.

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