Catoctin Creek Distilling Company @ 10 Best/USA Today

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company @ 10 Best/USA Today

“Bourbon, Rye & Whiskey: Options Outside of Kentucky

With nearly 95% of bourbon produced today hailing from The Bluegrass State, a lot of tipplers neglect the outsiders

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company | Purcellville, Virginia

 

Founder/Chief Distiller, Becky Harris

Make: Roundstone Rye

What makes it different?

“Roundstone Rye is made from 100% organic rye, and unlike many craft brands, we make it from scratch here in Purcellville (never bought from larger company liquor stocks). Each batch is lovingly made from 100% rye, fermented on site, distilled and then aged in Minnesota white oak. This care to the craft ensures we deliver a gorgeous single-barrel whisky that emulates pre-Prohibition style rye whisky of the early 1900s.”

How should we drink it?

“I love drinking it neat, but it is also lovely in a cocktail. My favorite is a Sazerac with the Roundstone Rye.”

If you could raise a glass anywhere in the world, where would you be?

“I would love to sip cocktails with Earnest Hemingway in Havana. There was just so much going on back then, it would have been fun to be a part of it.”

 

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