Cedar Ridge distillery of the year award

Wine Enthusiast: Medals for Cedar Ridge Distillery

You have to admire Cedar Ridge Distillery. It’s in Iowa. And when it began in 2005, it was the state’s first distillery since Prohibition and one of about a dozen distillers in the country. Now, what do they have in Iowa, besides the Iowa caucuses every four years? Corn. Thousands and thousands of acres of corn.  This fact was not lost on Iowa native and Cedar Ridge founder Jeff Quint, who made the state’s first Bourbon in 2010. Fast forward to last week when the American Distilling Institute named Cedar Ridge the 2017 “Distillery of the Year.”

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