Cedar Ridge is proud to bring you this very unique brandy. It is distilled twice, mellowing the heart of each run in small, charred American Oak casks. A full body with a distinct vanilla and fresh pear experience.
True Dark Rum is barrel aged, not spiced. At Cedar Ridge, we honor tradition by mellowing our twice-distilled spirits in charred oak whiskey barrels for three long years, then finishing it in our unique solera . When it comes to Dark Rum, age is beauty!
Los Angeles International Spirits Competition: 2013- Gold (90 points), 2010- Gold
Denver International Spirits Competition: 2013- Silver
Crafted in small batches, our artisans guide Cedar Ridge Apple Brandy from start to long, velvety finish. Fresh apple juice is fermented, twice distilled, filtered and aged in American Oak and French Limousin Oak casks. This spicy, warming brandy is perfect for beating the chill in the cold Midwest winters.
Taste the fruits of the richest soil on Earth. Similar to a fine cognac, our traditional grape Brandy is made with a selected variety of estate grown grapes. It is aged for three years in American Oak and then finished in French Limousin Oak casks. (40% alc./vol.)
Our twist on this traditional seasonal beverage. We only use the freshest ingredients creating this easy drinking cocktail for all occasions. Named in honor of Proprietor Jeff Quint’s Father. Howdy’s Apple Pie is a bit more refined that his dad’s drink. Enjoy it chilled or warm, or drink it as we do- with Cedar Ridge Apple Brandy making an “Apple Double Down” cocktail.
Denver International Spirits Competition: 2013- Gold
Clearheart Premium Dry Single Batch Gin is produced from fresh botanicals in ten gallon sets. Made in the traditional “Genever” style, we lay juniper berries, coriander and orris root, along with fresh orange zest and cucumber, in the column, allowing only the alcoholic vapors to come in contact with our botanicals. This time-consuming process results in a super-premium product with an identifiable orange and cucumber nose. (45% alc./vol.)
This is a light rum in its purest form. We buy only the very best first-run, unsulphured molasses from mature canes. Once made into a wine, it is slowly fermented and then distilled twice, removing both the heads and tails of every run. We then chill the rum to 25 degrees for a cold carbon filtration on the way to the bottle. Clearheart Rum is to most rums as a good 100% blue agave plata is to most tequilas. We believe it is best served as a sipping rum. We have been putting away many barrels of this same rum for a future release of dark rum. (40% alc./vol.)
Our Clearheart Triple Distilled Fruit & Grain Vodka is handcrafted ten gallons at a time. By starting with a light fruit wine made specifically for our Clearheart, we capture a faint hint of fruit in the final product. With each step in the distillation process, we retain only the heart of the batch, resulting in a crisp, clear vodka that finishes very clean. (40% alc./vol.)
Clearheart brand super-premium distilled spirits are currently produced from a single custom-designed, 35 gallon copper pot still located in Eastern Iowa.
Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
Within the unflavored vodka sector, Clearheart Vodka was further designated “Best of Category”.