Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Strength Hickory Syrup Barrel Finish was recently included in the Whisky Advocate Summer Buying Guide, receiving 90 points! Ted Simmons provides the review:
The nose up front conveys a certain austerity, like dusty antique furniture, with notes of grape Kool-Aid, honey cake, and vanilla icing emerging over time. With water, Golden Grahams and citronella candles emerge. The palate is honeyed and hot, with honey-roasted peanuts overtop a chewy and viscous texture. The finish shows great length and viscosity; a lip-smacking finale. There’s a lot of wood and heat here, but a warming honeyed sweetness as well.
Read the full review, here.