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Iowa’s Cedar Ridge Whiskeys Join Allan S. Goodman Portfolio

By January 24, 2022Connecticut, Top News

New from Iowa’s first distiller since Prohibition: Slipknot No. 9, Slipknot No. 9 Reserve, Cedar Ridge Quintessential and Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon.

Allan S. Goodman added Cedar Ridge award-winning craft whiskeys to its spirits portfolio. The first distillery to open in Iowa since Prohibition, Cedar Ridge preserves and builds on the legacy of a lost craft, creating bourbons and single malts from a long tradition of farming corn. With Iowa the largest producer of corn in the U.S., the Quint family has farmed and distilled spirits for generations. In 2005, Jeff Quint founded Cedar Ridge to share homegrown bourbon whiskey with the world. After releasing its first batch of whiskey in 2010, Cedar Ridge Distillery quickly became a nationally-recognized creator of craft spirits. New to Connecticut are Slipknot No. 9 Reserve award-winning bourbon, a blend of four- to five-year-old straight rye and straight bourbon with a grain bill of 51% corn, 35% malted rye and 14% two-row malted barley, made in collaboration with its namesake Iowa-formed, 90s iconic metal alterative band. Its predecessor, Slipknot No. 9, has the same grain bill, but slightly younger and bottled at a slightly lower 90 proof, instead of the Reserve’s 99. A single-malt whiskey, Cedar Ridge Quintessential bottled at 92 proof is made from purse malted barley, aged in American Oak, uniquely finished in various sherry, brandy, rum and wine casks. Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon, 86 proof, has a mash bill of 74% corn including family-farmed, 14% malted rye and 12% two-row malted barley.

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