Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey is making history. As opposed to other rye whiskeys- which are quite common- Cedar Ridge uses malted rye in its grain bill. To malt, the rye grains are soaked in water to germinate, then given a blast of hot air. Malting the rye generates an enzyme that is naturally helpful with the mashing process and adds weight and an extraordinarily complex flavor profile of toast and biscuit to the whiskey. One of only three malted rye whiskeys made in the world. Very limited supply.
Master Distiller Jeff Quint notes, “This country has a lot of rye whiskeys, many of which taste similar. As a small producer, our goal is to differentiate our products from all others.”