This is the one you've been waiting for!
October 19, 2015, Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek is proud to announce the release of its oldest whisky to date: Rabble Rouser® 4 year old straight rye whisky.
Rabble Rouser is the latest rye whisky offering from Catoctin Creek. Distilled from 100% rye, and like the other whisky from Catoctin Creek, Rabble Rouser is a single barrel, hand-crafted whisky. The Rabble Rouser differs from its cousin, Roundstone Rye, in that it is distilled at a lower proof, allowing lots of earthy goodness from the grain to come through in the spirit. The whisky is aged for four years in Minnesota white oak barrel, twice the legal age requirement for "straight rye whiskey." It is bottled at 100 proof.
"Where Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained, with lots of fruit and elegance, Rabble Rouser is more unruly and vivacious," says Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, "There's a burst of rich rye spice and sweet woodiness that dominates this whisky."
"At four years old, Catoctin Creek is one of just a few craft distilleries producing rye whiskey of that age," says Jake Emen, who writes for Washington City Paper.
The Rabble Rouser straight rye whisky will be released in limited quantities into the Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New York markets.
It will be released at the Purcellville distillery on October 19 for VIP members and Sunday, Nov. 1 for the general public. Information on VIP Club may be found here: http://catoctincreekdistilling.com/vip-club
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Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St.
VIP ONLY: October 19, 12pm
General Public: Nov. 1, 1pm
Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Straight Whisky, 50% ABV, single barrel whisky distilled from 100% rye, 750ml, SRP $61.59. While supplies last!
This whisky is dedicated to Allan Guy, who designed its label. Allan was a treasured colleague and will be missed.