Johnson Brothers Expands Partnership with Cedar Ridge Distillery

Johnson Brothers has signed a new agreement to become the exclusive distributor of Cedar Ridge Distillery in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Indiana.

“With nearly 200 percent growth over the past five years, Cedar Ridge is on a journey to become the Midwest’s choice for whiskey,” said Jamie Siefken, Cedar Ridge Distillery Executive Vice President and General Manager. “We believe Johnson Brothers understands our vision and will be with us every step along the way.”

With the relationship expanding across the upper Midwest, Johnson Brothers is excited about fostering growth across the region.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Cedar Ridge Distillery across the Midwest and look forward to working alongside them to grow their whiskey portfolio,” said Frank Kohoutek III, Johnson Brothers Corporate Sales Director. “We believe this new partnership positions both companies for future growth in the expanding whiskey category.”

About Johnson Brothers:

Johnson Brothers is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company has been providing world class service to customers throughout the United States since 1953 and now operates in 21 states. To learn about their story, services, and locations, please visit

About Cedar Ridge Distillery:
In 2005, Jeff and Laurie Quint founded Cedar Ridge Distillery because they believed it was time for Iowa–the number one corn-producing state in the U.S.–to share its homegrown bourbon whiskey with the world. Today, as Iowa’s first and oldest distillery, Cedar Ridge Distillery provides premium Midwest whiskey from America’s grain belt, managing every step of production while allowing nature to be the ultimate guide. Influenced by its heritage of wine making and roots in agriculture, Cedar Ridge Distillery consistently produces high-quality, award-winning products.  Learn more at