Cedar Ridge Barrel Proof Bourbon|
Iowa, the top corn-producing state in the country, is a natural fit for making bourbon. Cedar Ridge, established in 2005, pioneered the idea before the bourbon craze took off. Their use of a pot still and high-corn mash bill, combined with Midwest aging that exposes barrels to 100-degree temperatures yearly, creates a distinctive product. Since their first whiskey release in 2010, Cedar Ridge has experienced remarkable growth. In 2020, they became the first craft bourbon to claim the number one sales spot in a state, surpassing heritage producers like Maker's Mark and Jim Beam. This marked a significant victory for craft whiskey, and once you taste Cedar Ridge, you'll understand why.