Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye® - Cask Proof
Double Gold Medal
– San Francisco World Spirits Competition, April 24, 2017
★★★★★/Highest Recommendation "Do what you have to do to buy a bottle...or two."
— F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 / June 2017 ("Best of the Best" issue)
Score: 93 pts "This is cask-strength rye whiskey that doesn’t taste like it’s cask-strength! Excellent!"
– Whiskycast, August 2018
Score: 92 pts "A big, flavorful, loaded up whiskey."
– Whisky Advocate, 2021
–The Spirits Business American Whiskey Masters 2016
Gold Medal and US Craft Other Grain Whiskey of the Year
– Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016
Score: 9.0 "A well rounded number, full of intrigue. Flavors are pronounced, but always in balance. Give this one a go!"
– American Whiskey June 2018
"Notably dark and nutbrown in the glass, this unusual rye has rich aromas of dried date and molasses. The palate echoes those accents, showing dried date, fig, plum skin, molasses and toffee, with a long, rounded cocoa powder and clove fade. It's not overtly maple-y, but it's intriguing and would stand up well mixed with rich, sweet vermouths."
– Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
"The 116 proof indicated on this bottle’s label prompts a double-take when sipping the whiskey. The alcohol burn is barely noticeable but the high ABV content does intensify the rye-forward profile and provides a never-ending finish. Subtle oak influence complements dried fruit and toffee notes."
– Tim McKirdy, Vinepair, October 2020
The best we make! Our most awarded whisky.
The cask proof version of our ever-popular Roundstone Rye is a very special expression. Released at approximately 58% ABV (it varies depending on the individual barrels), this is seriously strong whisky! Delicious, dark, complex and ridiculously smooth for the proof, Roundstone Rye Cask Proof is released only about twice per year. Keep informed of product releases by subscribing to our newsletter. Cask proof releases will be announced about a month in advance.
Suggested retail price $89.90 per bottle. 58.9% ABV, 750 ml