Cedar Ridge Distillery has announced their limited edition Cedar Ridge Port Cask five year old aged rum, with a scheduled released in October, 2016. The expression emphasizes their dual expertise as the only integrated distillery and winery in Iowa.
Cedar Ridge Winery produces wines from its own estate-grown grapes. A variety of boutique wines are available from the winery, including their American Port, White Port and the Iowa Varietal Series.
Cedar Ridge Distillery crafts its award-winning spirits in small batches in its European-engineered 80-gallon artisanal pot still. In addition to rum, some of their products include Bourbon, Single Malt, Rye, Wheat Whiskey and Un-aged Whiskey. Specialty spirits include Pear Brandy, Apple Brandy, Grape Brandy and Howdy’s Apple Pie liqueur.
Cedar Ridge Port Cask Limited Edition
The new Cedar Ridge Port Cask five year old aged rum is fermented and double-distilled. The spirit is then placed in single-use ex-Bourbon casks to mature. After the five-year mark, the rum is transferred to freshly emptied Cedar Ridge Port barrels for a unique finish.
Four casks of the rum, after accounting for the angel’s share, filled three Port barrels. The first limited edition batch is expected to yield approximately 1,000 standard 750ml bottles at 43% abv (86 proof).
The nose leads with aromatic wood over vanilla, honey and a berry note. On the palate, a dry entry features vanilla over butterscotch before big warmth at mid-palate. The wine notes emerge to compliment the wood before brown butter and floral accents give way to a warm, dry finish.
Cedar Ridge will release this limited edition Port Cask 5-year aged rum with a suggested retail price of $45.
Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery
Jeff and Laurie Quint established their vineyards in 2002. The winery and the distillery in Swisher, Iowa opened in 2005.
The lush 5,000 vines and nearly 15,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center provide the highest quality wines, spirits and entertainment experience in the area.
The unique Cedar Ridge event space includes a 200 seat venue, a boardroom for executive meetings and a 25 foot long tasting bar room that can accommodate 72 guests.