Rabble Rouser®

Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser® Bottled In Bond Rye Whisky

Rabble Rouser Rye Whisky

91 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020

 

rab•ble-rous•er

noun

a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons.
synonyms: agitator, troublemaker, instigator

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"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

"Rabble Rouser doesn’t need any fancy stamp to be great, though. It just is. The 100% rye is aged for four years and bottled at 100 proof. It pours a deep mahogany and has an incredibly enticing nose full of cherries and toasted marshmallows. There’s nothing but rye in the bottle, so you’ve got plenty of spice to contend with, with notes of pepper and ash, but also a hell of a lot of caramel, like from the center of your favorite candy bar. There’s some stone fruit in there, maybe some figs and something nutty, like cashews. A layer of heat underscores all of it so you realize you’re drinking a relatively high-proof rye."
Paste Magazine, November 21, 2018

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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." 

Look for it to knock your socks off with release five in February 2020.

Suggested retail price $99 per bottle.  50% ABV, 750 ml

Latest News

The New Yorker: A Whiskey Maker's Explo…

Featured on The New Yorker, produced for Autograph Collection Hotels, follow along as Becky Harris, founder and head distiller of Catoctin Creek Distillery, travels to 2 Autograph Collection Hotels to...

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Rabble Rouser featured in Maxim

Maxim did a story on some of the best Bottled In Bond whiskies available, and our Rabble Rouser was selected (among some very fine company, if we do say so)! Previous whiskey...

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Becky Harris in American Whiskey Magazin…

American Whiskey magazine does an interview with Becky Harris, our president and chief distiller, about starting up a distillery and what's on the horizon. Focusing more now on the spirit itself...

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Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

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  FEB 29   Rabble Rouser in ABC Lottery 9:00am Leap Day is Lottery Day!  On February 29, at 9am, the Virginia ABC lottery opens for Rabble Rouser!  Miss your chance to get a bottle at...

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  MAR 14   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops!  Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get...

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