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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company earns PLATINUM at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards

| News 2023
Catoctin Creek Ragnarok Rye

The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠ distillery wins big at Fred Minnick's awards competition

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (May 10, 2023) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, earned a platinum medal for it's Ragnarök Rye at the 2023 ASCOT Awards. The ASCOT Awards is an international spirits competition created by spirits personality and veteran tasting judge, Fred Minnick. The competition provides a unique opportunity for distillers to have their products recognized through Fred’s YouTube channel, social media, news articles, newsletters, and festival.

The tasting notes from the judging mention, "A toffee and sweetly spiced nose leads to buttery feel with notes of caramel, brown sugar and spices with a buttery mouthfeel."

As a platinum medal winner, it is one of the top finishers in a competition with hundreds of entrants.

“We are delighted to win this awards from the ASCOT Awards,” said Scott Harris, Founder and General Manager of Catoctin Creek. “Fred Minnick has been a go-to personality for whiskey connoisseurs for a long time now, and we know how much he loved the Ragnarök Rye collaboration with GWAR.  So, it was great to get some official acknowledgement of just how good that liquid is inside the GWAR bottle.”

More information about the award can be located, here.

About Catoctin Creek Distilling: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, was founded by Scott and Becky Harris in 2009. Inspired by the history and craft of Virginia, Catoctin Creek made a name for itself as the first legal distillery since Prohibition in Purcellville, Virginia’s Loudoun County. The craft distillery is home to Virginia’s most-awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye, which has been presented gold medals across the globe and stands out through its old-world production methods. Catoctin Creek prides itself on sourcing rye whisky, gin, and seasonal brandy from local grains and fruits, with spirits available in 47 states and 3 continents. The Harris’ intricate attention to detail results in high quality internationally acclaimed products, including seasonal releases and private cask offerings, that recognize the true craft of Virginia spirits. For more information, call (540) 751-8404 or visit Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Mastodon and Facebook.


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