Cedar Ridge Slipknot No. 9 Iowa, 45%

Price: $40 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

This whiskey blends 60% straight bourbon with 40% straight rye. The nose is zesty with citrus notes of lemon, lime, and a touch of grapefruit, with additional fruit qualities like strawberries and cream, watermelon candy, and cherry juice. The palate mingles citrus and spice with orange marmalade, cinnamon, white pepper, and fresh ginger. The finish is nutty and warm with persistent peppery spice and toasted oak. Its nuance shines brighter without water.