Our most popular whisky! Roundstone Rye® is a very unique rye whisky, made completely from scratch at our distillery in Purcellville, Virginia. This pre-Prohibition style rye whisky is made from 100% rye grain, sourced locally when available. It is mashed, fermented, distilled and aged completely in our distillery, before bottling it at a very sippable 80 proof.
Double Gold Medal
– New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, September 23, 2018
– The Good Food Awards, January 19, 2018
– F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016
Score: 88 "Wise beyond their age"
– American Craft Spirits, September 22, 2010
Score: 87 (Silver Medal - Highly Recommended) "Wild and wooly, but entertaining."
– Beverage Testing Institute, February 24, 2011
Rating: 9.0 "Roundstone is a testament to the notion that quality ingredients have as much to do with a whiskey’s success as its time in a barrel."
– Paste Magazine, November 20, 2017
"[It’s] the Roundstone Rye that you should be looking for. This rye has been lauded by every whiskey critic, from [Jim] Murray to the Washington Post."
– Paste Magazine, September 19, 2015
"A bottle of sweet and spicy regular Roundstone Rye should always be within reach."
– Men's Journal, September 3, 2014
"An aroma of sweetness, vanilla, spice and leather. Spicy up front in the taste followed by round sweetness in the middle and a spicy finish. Nice warmth in the taste and finish."
– Modern Distillery Age, November 25, 2011
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1 oz Carpano Anitca sweet red Italian vermouth (The absolute best!)
1 dash bitters (Peychauds or your favorite)
1 tsp cherry juice
Brandied cherry for garnish
Pour into a mixing glass with crushed ice, stir, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
Splash of ginger ale
3 dashes lemon bitters
1 large ice cube
Garnish ice cube with lemon twist. Drop into an old fashioned glass. Separately, stir together rye, ginger ale, and bitters with ice. Strain and pour over prepared glass.
I am Virginia
¾ oz fig simple syrup*
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
liberal dash of orange bitters
orange peel to garnish
Combine fig simple syrup, bitters and rye in a mixing glass, stir and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Fig simple syrup:
1 quart sugar
1 quart water
1 quart dried Virginia figs
Heat water over medium heat, add sugar and whisk until dissolved. Add figs, reduce heat to a low simmer for 20 minutes and remove from heat. Let cool. Strain through a fine chinois. Refrigerate.
Founded in 2009
Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, we faithfully dedicate ourselves to that tradition, producing Virginia's most awarded whisky—Roundstone Rye!
The name "Catoctin" is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton" which, legend has it, meant "place of many deer". Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the eponymous creek which flows picturesquely past the distillery and into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.
At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. We source our grain and fruit from local sources, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle we produce.
The Virginia Rye Whisky℠