The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠ distillery wins big at new spirits competition honoring top U.S. craft distilleries
PURCELLVILLE, Va. (February 6, 2023) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, earned four merits at The ABV Network’s Key West Whiskey Invitational Awards, including two Gold medals for its Roundstone Rye Maple Finish Cask Proof and Rabble Rouser Rye; and one Double Gold medal and category award for its Roundstone Rye 92 Proof “Distiller’s Edition” Rye, which was ranked eighth out of 40 entries and named the “Best Non-Age Stated” whiskey.
The ABV Network, a St. Louis-based media company focused on whiskey content, successfully launched the first Key West Whiskey Awards at its fourth annual Distiller’s Summit in Jan. 2023. This invitation-only spirits competition features the best-of-the-best craft distillery brands selected by ABV Network owner Steve Akley. Although the ABV Network has a long track record of supporting sourced brands that are open about sourcing their products, a key criterion for participation in this event is the distilleries must produce the whiskeys they submit.
“We are delighted to win these awards from the ABV Network,” said Scott Harris, Founder and General Manager of Catoctin Creek. “We were very honored even to be asked to this invitation-only competition, and since it represents the best-of-the-best, just being there is a nice victory. We really appreciate all the support for the craft industry from this fun group of whiskey enthusiasts.”
A panel of 16 whiskey industry professionals and enthusiasts blind tasted each whiskey to determine the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Double Gold and 10 category winners, including a special, “Best in Show” medal for the highest-ranking whiskey amongst the Double Gold winners. Visit https://www.abvnetwork.com/key-west to review the complete list of 2023 results.
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 CatoctinCreekDistilling.com. Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Mastodon and Facebook.