Single Malt Whiskey

 In Dark Spirits

Centuries of enthusiasts can’t be wrong. If it has to be whiskey, make it a cask-aged single malt- if made in Scotland we could call it Scotch. At Cedar Ridge, we deliver the delicate flavor that can only be created by mellowing the finest ingredients in the finest barrels.

2014 marked the release of several new distinct barrels of single  malt whiskey.  By using a variety of barrels for the aging process we’ve been able to impart a range of flavors into the finished whiskey giving each barrel its own signature nose and palate.

The 2015 adoption of a Solera system marries the best characteristics of each single-barrel to achieve a depth of flavor an complexity that is not possible with a single barrel system alone.

“Because we are a winery AND a distillery, naturally we have an abundance of wine barrels. We chose to go with a more fruit-forward recipe for our new Single Malt to really utilize the depth of flavors we have created within our wine barrels,” states Production Manager, Kolin Brighton.

We will continue to release our signature single-barrel Single Malt Whiskey, but on a much less frequent basis. These single-barrels will be designated with a new foil label. Toast tradition with our Single Malt Whiskey!

 

Barrel #22 Chocolate Malt

Distillers Notes

  • Specialty Grain – 30% Chocolate Malt, 70% 2-row Barley
  • Cask – Single use Cedar Ridge Bourbon barrel

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Yellow Gold
  • Nose: Intense vanilla and roasted caramel
  • Palate: Creamy mocha with a bittersweet coca finish

 


 

Barrel #21 Sauternes

Distillers Notes:

  • Grain: 2 Row
  • First Cask: Single use Cedar Ridge Bourbon barrel
  • Finishing Cask: Sauternes white wine barrel imported from France

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Orange zest and Nutmeg
  • Color: Russet muscat
  • Palate: Toasted, nutty, ginger, vanilla and all spice

 


 

Barrel #20 Biscuit

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Specialty Grain: Biscuit

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Candied almonds, toasted coconut, amber malt
  • Color: Yellow Gold
  • Palate: Nutty, slightly sweet cereal, caramel notes

 


 

Barrel #19 Peat

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Specialty Grain: Peat

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Smokey, peaty, honey
  • Color: Deep Copper – burnished
  • Palate: Earthy, woody, smoke-light tobacco

 


 

Barrel #18 French Oak

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask:  French Oak
  • Grain: 2 row

 Tasting Notes:

  •  Nose: Mulled spice candied fruit and rich vanilla
  • Color: Amber
  • Palate: Caramelized orange peel with vanilla undertones

 


Barrel #17 Apple Brandy

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask:  Cedar Ridge Apple Brandy cask
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Spiced, dried apples and clove
  • Color: Old Gold
  • Palate: Delicate flavors of vanilla with a hint of hazelnut on the finish

 

Barrel #16 White Wine

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cedar Ridge Seyval Blanc white wine cask
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Grape, stone fruit, candied sugar
  • Color: Pale gold
  • Palate: Smooth with hints of citrus and vanilla

 

Barrel #15 Dark Rum

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask:  Cedar Ridge Dark Rum barrel
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Spicy clove, coriander and vanilla notes
  • Color: Honey
  • Palate: Smooth flavors of creamy toffee and buttery caramel

 

Barrel #14 Red Wine

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask:  red wine barrel (Cedar Ridge Marechal Foch barrel)
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Orange blossom and spicy dried fruit
  • Color: Rose Gold
  • Palate: Full flavored, velvety with notes of sweet currant

 

Barrel #13 Blend of Barrels #9-12

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Blend of barrels #9-12
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Candied apricot and vanilla
  • Color: Yellow gold
  • Palate: Light bodied, balanced with notes of oak and walnut

 

Barrel #12 Double American

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask:  New american oak
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Nutty with orange peel notes
  • Color: Old Gold
  • Palate: Toasted biscuit and caramel

 

Barrel #11 French Oak

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: French Oak
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Fragrant spice and floral notes
  • Color: Amber
  • Palate: Soft vanilla and caramel

 

Barrel #10 Sauternes

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Sauternes (French dessert wine cask)
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Candied fruit and vanilla
  • Color: Burnished
  • Palate: Rich burnt toffee

 

Barrel #9 Peat

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Bourbon barrel
  • Specialty Grain: Peated malt

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Smoky with faint floral notes
  • Color: Deep Gold
  • Palate: Earthy, spicy and woody

 

Barrel #8 Hungarian Oak

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Hungarian oak
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Clover honey, figs, apricot, allspice
  • Color: Old Gold
  • Palate: Medium bodied with balanced notes of ginger and citrus fruit with a floral finish

 


 

Barrel #7 Madeira

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Madeira cask, imported from the Madeira Islands off the coast of Spain
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Sweet honey and nut, floral, clove
  • Color: Copper with slight pinkish/orange tint
  • Palate: Light to medium bodied, intense nutty and sherry flavors

 


 

Barrel #6 Cherry Wood

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cherry wood
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Spice dried cherries, apple cider, brown sugar
  • Color: Golden amber
  • Palate: Medium bodied with bright orange zest and vanilla notes

 


 

Barrel #5 Port

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cedar Ridge Port barrel
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Golden raisin, caramel, vanilla
  • Color: Rich amber
  • Palate: Medium bodied with burnt honey flavors and lingering cinnamon finish


 

Barrel #4 Peat

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gal ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cedar Ridge Bourbon barrel
  • Specialty Grain: Peat Malt
  • Notes: This whiskey is unique due to the imported Scottish peat smoked grain. This medium smoke level whiskey is a tribute to the Islay region of Scotland.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Orange peel, spice, maple
  • Color: Light Amber
  • Palate: Smokey-peat, oak, citrus

 

Barrel #3 Sherry

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gal ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Sherry
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Nutmeg, smoky, fruity
  • Color: Pale gold
  • Palate: Vanilla crème, woody, fruity

 

Barrel #2 Dark Rum

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cedar Ridge Rum barrel
  • Grain: 2 row

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Intense and sweet aromas of toffee and caramel
  • Color: Deep Amber
  • Palate: long lingering finish of spice and oak

 

Barrel #1 Port

Distillers Notes:

  • First Cask: 15 gallon ex-bourbon barrels
  • Finishing Cask: Cedar Ridge Port barrel
  • Grain: 2 row
  • Notes: Finished in a 7 year old Port barrel, which was the first barrel purchased by Cedar Ridge.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Rich dried fruit and intense butterscotch
  • Color: Unique pinkish gold from the Port wood
  • Palate: Raisin, honey, nutty, clove

 


Award Winning!

 

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2013- Silver

 Beverage Testing Institute

2014- 89 Points

SF Silver 2013

 

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