Lost Lantern 2022 Single Cask #14: Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Malted Rye Whiskey
Proof: Natural Cask Strength; 120.3 Proof
Bottle Count: 211 bottles
Mash Bill: 51/34/12/3 Malted Rye/Cereal Rye/Corn/Malted Barley
Barrel Details: 53-gallon ISC new American oak, char 3
Distillery Location: Swisher, IA
Details: Non-chill filtered; no color added
We hand-selected this cask from the family-owned Cedar Ridge distillery in Iowa. The dramatic seasonal temperature swings of the Great Plains help create whiskies with a soft, clean, yet spicy character.
Cedar Ridge is one of the few distilleries that make malted rye whiskey, made with germinated rye grain. This 6-year-old single cask, made with 51% malted rye, 34% rye, 12% corn, and 3% malted barley, shows why the style is worth your attention. It has a citrusy nose, with lemon, custard, and a rich depth on the palate. The malted rye grain adds a complex, biscuity and toasty flavor and a great mouthfeel.