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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earns GOLD at Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards

| News 2023
Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠ distillery wins big at Consumer Choice Awards competition

CHICAGO, IL. (October 27, 2023) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, earned a gold medal for it's Hot Honey Rye at the 2023 Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards. The Consumer Choice awards are a unique competition designed to recognize both excellence and preference by consumers that enjoy whisky and the bar & retail experts that sell it.

The Consumer Choice Awards are an awards competition years in the making and long overdue.  "It has been our experience across the country and around the world over the past 17+ years that all consumers want to know the preference of their peers," says founders David Sweet and Mario Campa, who have more than 35 years of combined international spirits experience, hosting and consulting in tasting events across North America, Europe and Australia.

All samples were tasted blind with the judging and operations of the day hosted and conducted by the Whiskey and Barrel Nite staff.

“We are delighted to win this gold medal,” said Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek. “This is our first gold medal for our new Hot Honey Rye, and we're so glad to see this product already performing well in the awards circuit.”

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 independent 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 making rye whisky, gin, and seasonal brandy from local grains and fruits, with spirits available in 26 states and 2 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) 751-3294 or visit Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Blue Sky, Mastodon and Facebook.

Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards GOLD 2023


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