About Slipknot No.9 Iowa Whiskey
In 2019, a stunning whiskey collaboration consisting of two expressions was born between Slipknot, the famous American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, and the award-winning Cedar Ridge Distillery from Iowa.
Slipknot No.9 Iowa Whiskey is made from corn, grown at the Cellar Ridge Distillery farm in Winthrop, Iowa. A blend of straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys, it’s crafted from 60% bourbon, which is aged for 3-4 years, and from 40% rye, which is also aged for 3-4 years. Blended by Percussionist Shawn Crahan, also known as “Clown”, who can be seen sporting a clown mask when performing, Slipknot No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey was named for the number of band members. Bottled at 90 proof, this stunning whiskey begins with a floral nose while the palate brings cornbread, apple butter, and jalapeño.
Nestled in a picturesque stretch of the Heartlands, just outside the town of Swisher in Eastern Iowa, sits Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery, and Distillery. Family-owned by Jeff and Laurie Quint, Jeff serves as both Master Distiller and Master Winemaker at the small operation, which has an outsized reputation for quality. Cedar Ridge — the first micro-distillery in the state — began distilling vodka back in 2005 before moving onto fruit liqueurs and, eventually, bourbon, crafting Iowa’s first bourbon whiskey since Prohibition.
Cedar Ridge meticulously oversees every step of production from grain to glass. They store and mill our corn and grain on-site. The grains are twice distilled to a higher proof, removing the impurities and resulting in a cleaner, more approachable sipping whiskey. The grains left over from distillation are hauled off as animal feed for local farmers.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.