Catoctin Creek Single Barrel Roundstone Rye Whisky

Catoctin Creek Single Barrel Roundstone Rye Whisky

(0.75l, 40%)


6.8/10
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$49.99
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Thus always to Rye!

Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009, and is the first legal distillery in Loudoun County, Virginia, since before Prohibition. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name comes from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton" which supposedly means "place of many deer" and describes a mountain range and the creek which flows past the distillery. The grain used in Catoctin Creek's spirits is not only locally sourced, but also organic, free of pesticides and chemical additives, making the award-winning Roundstone Rye one of the few organic Whiskies in the world.

This 100% Rye gives off hints of caramel, toffee, lemon, all rounded with a woody, mellow taste that comes from a slow (five to seven days) fermentation process. After distillation the Whisky is aged in new Minnesota white oak casks sealed by beeswax for just under two years, and bottled at 80 proof.

All this takes place on site at the distillery with absolute dedication and attention to detail that give the Roundstone Rye a character which brings to mind pre-Prohibition Whisky, whether you drink it on the rocks, in a Manhattan, or sip it on its own. Or as the Catoctin Creek motto goes, Sic semper secales!: Thus always to Rye!

Smartass corner: True American Rye Whiskey must be distilled from no less than 51% rye. Once immensely popular, it almost disappeared after Prohibition, only to see a revival in the last decade.

Flavour Spiral™

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caramel
spicy
rye
fruit
woody
lemon
almonds
sweet
grain
What does Catoctin Creek Single Barrel Roundstone Rye Whisky taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Color / Appearance
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet, fruity, wildflowers.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Almond, fruits, light spice.

Finish
Smooth, warm and full.

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Ratings & Reviews
Matt
Matt,
Really good stuff. Goes down smooth. I prefer it on the rocks.
 
Victor
Victor,
A fairly sweet Rye that still has the characteristic spicy finish that I love in a good Rye. All in All an extremely good spirit especially for those new to Rye Whiskey.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Complex. Initially a bit harsh but finishes well.
 
Kris
Kris,
Solid but a little to aggressive and a not quite enough on the finish
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I’ve had a few bottles of this whiskey over the years. The evolution of this fairly young distillery has been an interesting ride. I enjoyed every bottle. This is an easy sipping rye.
 
Matt
Matt,
Meh. Not bad, but nothing special either.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Pretty good Rye. Good fruit and vanilla flavoring, no hard done looked some other Ryes. Better on the tongue then on the nose.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Not too bad, not too good. Middle of the road that really leaves me with little to say. Butter and bread notes are strong. Smell is almost overpowering.
 
Justin
Justin,
It is a fairly smooth rye. I have had better rye's for sure, but very drinkable. It kind of tastes like drinking a loaf of bread.
 
Justin
Justin,
Smells disgusting but the flavor is very smooth and crisp. Slightly bad aftertaste but still pretty good.
 
Chris
Chris,
A very nature driven aroma, beautiful. light lemon, buttery and caramel taste. After taste is good, felt like I took a bite out of a loaf. Not so long lasting or as spicy as I prepared for, but a good glass of whiskey for sure.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Would be using this for a mixer
 
Michael
Michael,
Not terrible for a rye - but there certainly are better ones. This is excellent for mixing.
 
JUSTIN
JUSTIN,
Nice smooth whiskey. Will be buying again.
 
Mike
Mike,
Not bad
 
Tom
Tom,
My absolute go-to for cocktails and neat rye alike.
 
guest
guest,
Hands down the best rye whisky made. It is so smooth and delicious, and easily mixes with lots of great old-school cocktails. My favorite rye, time and again.
 
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