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Roundstone Rye 80 Proof

Roundstone Rye® - 80 Proof

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.  Aged in new charred white oak casks for a period of around two years, the whisky is smooth, woody, with that full-bodied fruity-nutty grain flavor typical of a Virginia rye whisky. Roundstone Rye has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, and just a hint of lemon in the nose.

Roundstone Rye is a superb sipping whisky, a great whisky in Manhattans, or your favorite rye whisky cocktails. 

Delicious mixed, on the rocks, or neat.  Try some this evening!

Suggested retail price $44.99 per bottle.  40% ABV, 750 ml


90 PTS Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast, 2020

Double Gold Medal

New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, September 23, 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

    Manhattan Cocktail

    Classic Manhattan

    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.

    Horse's Neck Cocktail

    Horse's Neck

    1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
    Splash of ginger ale
    3 dashes lemon bitters
    Lemon twist
    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 Cocktail

    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.

    Scott & Becky Harris

    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.

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