"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
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
When you take our lovely Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit®, and you age it in new Minnesota white oak casks for a time, you end up with 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 only organic whiskeys in the entire nation. Roundstone Rye is a great mixer in Manhattans, or any recipe calling for Canadian or rye whisky. And unlike most rye whiskies available today, ours is never blended with inferior neutral grain spirits--only 100% pure organic rye. Delicious mixed, on the rocks, or neat. Try some this evening!
Virginia ABC ordering code 27030; suggested retail price $38.90 per bottle. 40% ABV, 750 ml
Also available in CASK PROOF in limited quantities, suggested retail price $64.75 per bottle. 58% ABV, 750ml. Contact the distillery for details and quantities.
Photo of Roundstone Rye on the American Flag by Andrew Spell and used with permission.
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
"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!
Virginia ABC ordering code 29760; suggested retail price $38.10 per bottle.
50% ABV, 750 ml
"A beautiful unaged whiskey" ... "Especially recommended"
– Jason Wilson, The Washington Post, May 19, 2010 and July 19, 2011
"A vibrant flavor, fresh on the palate. There's some juicy banana on the finish and a nice velvety mouthfeel."
— Max Watman, author Chasing the White Dog and Liquor.com contributor
Score: 95 "Hands down the best white [whiskey] I have ever tasted"
– American Craft Spirits, October 11, 2010
Score: 89 "Spicy vanilla grain nose; silky and spiced with sweet vanilla and toasty rye; racy, tangy and smooth with a kick of heat on the finish. Organic." – Tasting Panel Magazine, May, 2011
Score: 87 (Very Good - Strong Recommendation)
– Ultimate Spirits Challenge by F. Paul Pacult, March 16, 2011
Score: 85 (Silver Medal - Highly Recommended) "A gentleman's moonshine."
– Beverage Testing Institute, February 24, 2011
John S. Mosby was a Civil War colonel and leader of a local band of rangers called Mosby's Raiders. Called the "Gray Ghost" for his elusiveness during the war, John S. Mosby was fiercely independent and ever loyal to his beloved Virginia.
Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit® recalls the tradition of clear grain spirits common in the 19th century. This spirit hearkens back to the fierce independence that forged our nation despite the conflict that almost destroyed it.
Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit is a multiple award winning, delicious rye "white whisky", with a velvety smooth, sweet and undeniably pleasing cereal taste with floral notes and citrus. If we aged this stuff, it'd be our Roundstone Rye whisky. But unaged, it is just as heavenly.
Awarded silver medals at the 2010 New York International Spirits Competition and the Beverage Testing Institute, a "Very Good" recommendation by F. Paul Pacult's Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and bronze medals in the American Distilling Institute 2010 and 2011 Whiskey Competitions, Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit is something special. We're really proud of this one!
Mosby's Spirit is incredibly versatile as a mixer, giving a new grainy sweetness to traditional vodka or rum cocktails. It can also be used in many recipes calling for whisky. Mix a little in with some fresh squeezed lemonade for a cool summer treat. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.
Virginia ABC ordering code 27488; suggested retail price $38.10 per bottle.
40% ABV, 750 ml
"515" is a private label whisky designed specifically for the J&G Steakhouse, and can only be enjoyed at the W Hotel and its restaurants in Washington DC.
"515" is a custom blend which is aged under two years in new oak barrels and is distilled and bottled entirely by hand. The spirit was born from eponymous address of the historic hotel, 515 15th Avenue NW, only a few short steps from the Washington Monument, the Mall, and the White House.
After several blending experiments in the wine cellar of the steakhouse, our partnership found the perfect blend for a new house whisky at the J&G Steakhouse. We hope you'll enjoy "515" as much as we do!
40% ABV, 750 ml
Available only at the W Hotel in Washington DC.