"Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery, two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work. We collaborated on No. 9 Whiskey, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life, and always be safe." - Shawn "Clown" Crahan
SLIPKNOT have unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available August 10 at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. No. 9 Iowa Whiskey can also be obtained at select markets on the North American tour ahead of the August 10th official launch. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) will retail for $39.99 and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) will retail for $69.99, both which are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.
Noted whiskey expert and author Fred Minnick gave the 90-proof expression 85 points and the 99-proof expression 89 points. Of the 90-proof, Minnick said, "This is very much a worthy everyday pour."
Farm to table: Made with Iowa corn from Cedar Ridge’s family farm.
Sweet and spicy: Due to the increased amount of corn & rye in the mashbill: 56% corn, 36% rye and 9% malted barley.
Bold flavor: Finishing these expressions at higher 90/99 proofs lead to more robust, complex sipping whiskeys.