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Cedar Ridge Distillery

Cedar Ridge Distillery
Wheat Whiskey

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$42

Cedar Ridge Distillery
Wheat Whiskey

Category: Wheat Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bright light gold color. Fruity, nutty aromas and flavors of peach yogurt, whole roasted peanuts, orange marmalade on toast, and suede with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with overtones of honeyed muesli with dried cherry, latte, pepper, and minerals finish. A mellow, silky wheat whisky.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: peach yogurt, whole roasted peanuts, orange marmalade on toast, and suede
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of honeyed muesli with dried cherry, latte, pepper, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mellow, silky wheat whisky.

The Producer

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

The Producer
1441 Marak Rd NW
Swisher, IA 52338
USA
1 319-319-857-4300

Wheat Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
As the name implies, wheat whiskeys have wheat as the principal grain used for distillation. Most of these are American made and are aged in oak and/or sherry barrels, giving them an amber color with a flavor profile of caramel, butterscotch, cashew and spiced raisin, among others. While this is not as large a category as many other types of whiskey, most of these wheat whiskeys are of very high quality, elegant, but often with a spicy, gutsy character. While they can be used for mixing in elegant cocktails, most are meant for sipping in a small snifter after dinner.