Cedar Ridge Distillery has announced the launch of The QuintEssential Special Release Portside.
This limited-edition release was created from 100% 2-Row Pale malted barley, and distilled at the Cedar Ridge Distillery.
The QuintEssential Special Release Portside owes its ruby color to the marriage of 6-year-old American Single Malt first aged in Cedar Ridge ex-bourbon barrels which were then finished in First Fill Ruby Port, First Fill Amontillado Sherry and Virgin French Casks.
“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,” says Cedar Ridge Master Blender Murphy Quint in a news release.
The QuintEssential Special Release Portside is bottled at cask strength at 117.2 proof, 58.6% ABV, and will be available in Iowa and Chicago, the company states. It will also be available online with a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750-ml. bottle.