Slipknot Whiskey No.9 Iowa Whiskey (Cedar Ridge) / 45%/ – Cedar Ridge Distillery is located in Swisher, just south of Cedar Rapids, the second largest city in the state of Iowa.
It was founded by Jeff and Laurie Quint in 2005 as an extension to their Cedar Ridge Vineyards. Celebrity-endorsed spirits are hot commodities these days and Slipknot No. 9 Iowa Whiskey is a collaboration of Cedar Ridge Distillery and heavy metal band Slipknot founded in Des Moines (the band is known for wearing scary masks while performing on stage). The whiskey is a blend of 60% three to four years old Cedar Ridge bourbon (distilled from mash of 74% corn, 14% malted rye and 12% malted barley) and 40% straight rye whiskey (distilled from mash of 51% malted rye, 34% rye, 12% corn and 3% malted barley).
Nose: freshly baked corn bread, honey, vanilla, toffee, caramel, baked apples, red pepper and dash of smoked paprika.
Palate: popcorn, buttered toast, chocolate biscuits, vanilla, caramel, apple butter, cinnamon, cloves, hints of pepper and caraway.
Finish: medium long, with notes of vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, milk chocolate and little oak.