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Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon 5 Years Old

Iowa’s Destiny

We hand-selected this cask from the family-owned Cedar Ridge Distillery in Swisher, Iowa. It’s only natural that Iowa makes great straight bourbon whiskey – after all, the state grows more corn than anywhere else in the country. The dramatic seasonal temperature swings of the Great Plains help create whiskies with a soft, clean, yet spicy character.

Our very first single cask bourbon came from Cedar Ridge, back in 2020. That one was a beautiful dram at only three years old. This, our second Cedar Ridge bourbon, was aged for a full five years, giving it even greater depth and complexity. Made from 74% corn, 14% rye, and 12% malted barley, this straight bourbon whiskey is truly in its prime. It has white flowers and vanilla on the nose, a complex palate with white chocolate and baking spice, and a very long finish.

This was a ‘short cask’ – a full-size 53-gallon barrel that experienced unusually high loss before bottling – so we only got 100 bottles from it!

2022 Single Cask #13: Cedar Ridge Iowa 5-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Proof: 123.1
Age: 5 years
Quantity produced: 100 bottles
Format: 750mL
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added

Cask Details

  • Mashbill — 74% Iowa corn, 14% rye, 12% malted barley
  • Maturation Barrel Info — ISC new American oak, char 3
  • Barrel Entry Proof: 120
  • Barrel Size — 53 gallon
  • Finishing Barrel Info — N/A
  • Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — N/A


  • Type: Single Cask
  • Pour: Neat or on the rocks
  • Glass: glencairn or rocks glass
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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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