Rabble Rouser® Bottled In Bond Rye Whisky
a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons.
synonyms: agitator, troublemaker, instigator
Distilled from 100% rye and bottled in bond, the Rabble Rouser differs from its cousin, Roundstone Rye, in that it is distilled at a lower proof, allowing lots of earthy goodness from the grain to come through in the spirit. The whisky is aged for four years, making it among the oldest craft whiskey in the United States presently, and twice the legal age requirement for "straight rye whiskey."
"Where Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained and elegant," say Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, "Rabble Rouser is more unruly and vivacious."
Suggested retail price $99 per bottle. 50% ABV, 750 ml
Wine Enthusiast, 2020
"The aroma is spicy and bright, with a
hint of red fruit. The palate opens lean
and lemony, tinged with vanilla, and spice.
Adding water amplifies the flavor and teases
out hints of espresso and clove."
Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
"10 Best Bottled in Bond Spirits"
Maxim, May 2019
"Do you long for a robust whiskey?
Rabble Rouser is easily the best I've
had all year."
Astor Wines and Spirits, November 10, 2017
"[At four years old]... Catoctin Creek [is]
one of just a few craft distilleries
producing rye whiskey of that age."
Jake Emen, Washington City Paper, May 22, 2015