My hometown distillery, Cedar Ridge, has been pushing into the American Single Malt space with solera method bottlings. Their Quintessential blend has been revelatory, with mild but pronounced peat notes from Minnesota peat to accompany the Iowa barley. Stone fruit and subtle iodine. Heaps better, and vastly more interesting, than the bourbons the distillery was releasing a decade ago.

Posted by Scott Rogers at 2024-06-23 04:09:15 UTC