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Cedar Ridge Distillery

Jeff and Laurie Quint of Cedar Ridge in Swisher, Iowa, use German-engineered micro-distilling technology (specifically, an 80-gallon pot still!) to finish their small-batch vodka, fruit liqueurs and other incredible indie spirits.

This was Iowa’s first micro-distillery and launched the state’s first bourbon since Prohibition in 2010. Cider Ridge is also an award-winning winery – the sprawling country grounds include 5,000 grape vines.

maker website: crwine.com

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