July 1, 2021 (SWISHER, IOWA) – Iowa’s first and oldest distillery – Cedar Ridge – is celebrating 12 years since the release of the state’s first bourbon since Prohibition. In celebration, alongside the brand’s annual Bourbon & Blues Festival, Cedar Ridge will be offering a limited release of its Bottled-In-Bond bourbon.
Passed in 1897, The Bottled in Bond Act was created to regulate the quality of whiskey, requiring it be from one distillery, from one season, made by one distiller, and aged at a federally bonded warehouse for a minimum of 4 years at 100 proof. This is the third Bottled-In-Bond release to be offered by the distillery.
“Bottled-In-Bond has a richer flavor profile than our flagship, Iowa Bourbon,” said Head Distiller and Director of Operations Murphy Quint. “There are lots of crème brûlée and brown sugar notes this year. It definitely has sweeter notes than our 2020 release, which was a spicy batch.”
2021 will also mark the first year that Cedar Ridge Bottled-In-Bond will be offered outside of the state of Iowa.
“Demand for our brand across the Midwest continues to grow as Cedar Ridge becomes the region’s go-to bourbon. But with only 400 cases, there will not be a lot available, so make sure you grab it if you see it,” added Jamie Siefken, Cedar Ridge Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Bottled-In-Bond will be released Friday, July 2 at Cedar Ridge. Bottles will also be hitting stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska beginning July 5 for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
ABOUT CEDAR RIDGE
In 2005, Jeff Quint founded Cedar Ridge Distillery because he believed it was time for Iowa–the number one corn-producing state in the U.S.–to share its homegrown Bourbon Whiskey with the world. Today, as Iowa’s first and oldest distillery, Cedar Ridge provides premium Midwest whiskey from America’s grain belt, managing every step of production while allowing nature to be the ultimate guide. Influenced by our heritage of winemaking and roots in agriculture, Cedar Ridge consistently produces high-quality, award-winning products. Learn more at www.cedarridgewhiskey.com.