Catoctin

Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition.

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Catoctin Roundstone Rye 80 proof 6/750ml

Gold Medal – New York International Spirits Competition 2015

Gold Seal – Spirits Division
– The Good Food Awards, January 18, 2013

Gold Medal – Rye Whiskey
– The Fifty Best, September 21, 2012

Score: 88 “Wise beyond their age”
– American Craft Spirits, September 22, 2010

Score: 87 (Silver Medal – Highly Recommended) “Wild and wooly, but entertaining.”
– Beverage Testing Institute, February 24, 2011

Score: 80 “Very Fresh, oily rye nose, bursts with rye spice fireworks.”
– Whisky Advocate, December 1, 2011

“A bottle of sweet and spicy regular Roundstone Rye should always be within reach.”
– Men’s Journal, September 3, 2014

“An aroma of sweetness, vanilla, spice and leather. Spicy up front in the taste followed by round sweetness in the middle and a spicy finish.  Nice warmth in the taste and finish.”
– Modern Distillery Age, November 25, 2011

Lovely 100% rye spirit is aged it in new Minnesota white oak casks for a period of just under two years, yielding a very special rye whisky!  The hardest of all whiskeys to produce, rye whisky is an old time favorite that is new once again.  It has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, and just a hint of lemon in the nose.

Awarded silver medals at the 2011 American Distilling Institute Whiskey Competition, the 2010 New York International Spirits Competition and the Beverage Testing Institute, Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye® is one of the few organic whiskeys in the entire world.  Roundstone Rye is a superb sipping whisky, a great mixer in Manhattans, or any recipe calling for Canadian or rye whisky.

 

Catoctin Roundstone Rye 92 proof 6/750ml

Gold Medal

– Artisan Awards, October 20, 2014

Gold Medal – Rye Whiskey
– The Fifty Best, September 23, 2014

Silver Medal – Roundstone Rye “92 Proof”, #18 finisher in category
– Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2015

Silver Medal – Roundstone Rye “92 Proof”
– San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015

Score: 87 (Very Good, Strong Recommendation) “This one goes to 11!”
– Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015

Score: 87 (Silver Medal – Highly Recommended) “A very spice forward rye that will pop in cocktails.”
– Beverage Testing Institute, February 18, 2015

“A bottle of organic Roundstone Rye 92-proof is what you’re looking for if you want your socks knocked off. Just the amount of spice you’d expect from a great rye, but it won’t have you breathing fire.”
– Men’s Journal, September 3, 2014

“The release of a premium, 92-proof version of their award-winning 80-proof Roundstone Rye Whisky, hitting shelves in May, is recognizably Roundstone but intensified, with the caramel, maple, and spice tones highlighted and pumped up into something richer.”
– Washington Post, April 30, 2014

This whisky is the culmination of several years of planning.  “For a few years now, we’ve been putting whisky away for storage,” remarked Becky Harris, Chief Distiller and President of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company.  “We pulled some of the more interesting barrels from the back of the barn and decided to release these at a higher proof:  a whisky specially curated for flavor, while still being remarkably smooth, as is our existing 80 proof Roundstone.”

Think of it as our “Distiller’s Reserve” version of Roundstone Rye.  Only one in every ten barrels gets selected to be in the Roundstone Rye “92 Proof” whisky.

“We are very excited about this new product,” said Scott Harris, Founder and General Manager of Catoctin Creek.  “We discussed this new product with customers like Jack Rose Whisky Saloon, The Passenger, and our distributors, and all agreed that this would be a great new product for the distillery.  And what’s cool, since we’re a small distillery, we can be responsive to this kind of market input.”
Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin Organic 6/750 ml

Score: 91 (Gold Medal – Exceptional) “Will make bold cocktails.”
– Beverage Testing Institute, July 27, 2011

Score: 89 “A great gin begins and ends with the question, ‘can this be my daily standard gin?’ Watershed Gin fits that bill perfectly.”
– Matt Colglazier, American Craft Spirits, September 28, 2010

“While gins can be all over the map these days, Watershed comes across with clear focus. Beautiful juniper nose and taste, with practically no alcohol harshness… Incredibly balanced… I just wanted to sit back and enjoy it… London Dry with a Virginia accent. ”
– Forbes, January 31, 2015

“A spicy, woody and soft aroma. Licorice and anise are full-on in the first taste and big in the finish. Soft juniper. A good mouthfeel and full body.”
– Modern Distillery Age, November 18, 2011

Paying respect to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, in which our beloved Catoctin Creek does flow, this gin is a bit of a watershed itself.

Distilled from organic rye grain, with a secret recipe of organic herbs and spices, Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin® is unlike any gin you’ve tried. Amazingly complex, with a rye base that shines through subtle citrus and cinnamon notes, essences of fresh cut hay, and of course a crisp juniper character.  Together, they make Watershed Gin a fine cocktail mixer.

Try it with the traditional tonic and a slice of lime (or a Meyer Lemon, for a real treat!). Or mix it into your favorite summertime refreshers.

Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin–organic so you know it’s good… as if your taste buds needed convincing!
Catoctin Creek Watershed “Old Tom Style” Barrel-Aged Gin 6/750 ml

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