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Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof


Founded in 2009, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distillery was one of the early craft whisky pioneers. While many craft distillers today tend to gravitate to bourbon, Catoctin Creek has always focused exclusively on America’s original whisky style: rye. Their flagship Roundstone Rye is made from locally sourced grains and distilled and aged on site at their distillery in downtown Purcellville. Roundstone is bottled at a standard 80 proof and slightly bolder 92 proof Distiller’s Edition, but the limited-edition Cask Proof, offered twice a year, is where this whisky really shines. From a burly nose of seasoned oak, sweet biscuits, and peppery rye spice to a bold, warming palate showcasing notes of cinnamon stick, barrel char, and black licorice, it’s a unique whisky that’s intriguing on its own but also stands up beautifully in a craft cocktail.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Alcohol %:  58
Country:  United States
Producer: Catoctin Creek Distillery, web page:

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