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The QuintEssential

The QuintEssential
American Single Malt Whiskey

Category: American Single Malt Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59

The QuintEssential
American Single Malt Whiskey

Category: American Single Malt Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of spiced mocha, gingerbread, fudge, coconut, and banana pancakes with a round, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish that presents notes of caramel cremes and rum-raisin cake. A smooth-sipping American Single Malt Whiskey best served neat or in classic stirred cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spiced mocha, gingerbread, fudge, coconut, and banana pancakes
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramel cremes and rum-raisin cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth-sipping American Single Malt whiskey best served neat or in simple stirred cocktails.

The Producer

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

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

Their Portfolio

88 Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey 46% (USA) $39.00.
BR Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey 43% (USA) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
93 The QuintEssential American Single Malt Whiskey 46% (USA) $59.00.

American Single Malt Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
A newer and still-evolving category, American Single Malt Whiskey must meet the following requirements:

Must be composed of 100% malted barley.

Must be distilled entirely at one distillery.

Must be mashed, distilled, and matured in the United States of America.

Must be matured in oak casks with capacity no larger than 700 liters.

Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof.

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