The QuintEssential Special Release


The Special Release Portside explores the darker side of our cask portfolio giving it an amazing ruby hue. Handcrafted from 100% 2-row pale malted barley it is a marriage of 6 year old American Single Malt first aged in Cedar Ridge ex-bourbon barrels and finished in First Fill Ruby Port, First Fill Amontillado Sherry and Virgin French Oak Casks before being expertly married together.


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QuintEssential Special Release Portside

Leaving a Legacy of
Whiskey in the Midwest

  • Wine Enthusiasts (2024) – 97 POINTS
  • ASCOT Awards (2024) – DOUBLE PLATINUM
  • TAG Global Spirits Awards (2024) – GOLD
  • Whisky Advocate (2024) – 90 POINTS
  • UrbanBourbonist (2023) –  2023 WHISKEY of the YEAR
  • ThatOneDudeRyan (2023) – TOP 5 WHISKEY OF 2023
2017 Distillery of the Year

For this release in particular, I wanted to do something with a lot of Port influence. I like to produce big, bold, meaty single malts, so I decided to utilize First-Fill Ruby Port casks in order to capture maximum Port flavor.

To round it out, I married it with single malt finished in a First-Fill Amontillado Sherry Butt and one Virgin French Oak cask.  The end result is definitely Port-dominated, but it has a nice twist to it due to the Sherry and French Oak influence.

Master Blender Murphy Quint

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Private Barrel Program

Cedar Ridge offers a limited number of bourbon and rye private barrels to select retailers, businesses, and whiskey clubs each year.

“The beautiful thing about whiskey is that there is no right or wrong. Each barrel is different, with its own unique strengths and limitations. Your role is to discover them.”

Murphy Quint
Murphy Quint, Head Distiller