Our "Distiller's Edition" of our very popular Roundstone Rye. Only one in every ten barrels gets selected to be in the Roundstone Rye "92 Proof" whisky. We pulled some of the more interesting barrels from the back of the barrel warehouse, barrels that exhibited spicy and deeper flavor notes, and decided to release these at a higher proof: a whisky specially curated for flavor, while still being remarkably smooth.
– Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016
– New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, September 8, 2015
— F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016
Score: 90 "Butterscotch, muted spices and a touch of lemon zest. Nice!"
– WhiskyCast 2018
Score: 87 (Very Good, Strong Recommendation) "This one goes to 11!"
– Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015
"This single-barrel rye is suitable for sipping or a dessert pairing. Look for bold sugar-cookie aromas and confectionary richness on the palate: vanilla, cocoa, hazelnut, maple sugar and mocha. The moderately long finish is marked by lemon peel and nutmeg."
– Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
"Amber with an aroma of mint, spices and oak — inviting. A bright, sharp spiciness in the taste from the rye, clean, well-rounded and smooth. Gingerbread and fresh grasses. A solid rye."
– Modern Distillery Age, September 11, 2015
"A bottle of Roundstone Rye 92-proof is what you're looking for if you want your socks knocked off. Just the amount of spice you'd expect from a great rye, but it won't have you breathing fire."
– Men's Journal, September 3, 2014
3 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition"
¾ oz simple syrup
4 dashes Peychaud bitters
dash of Absinthe
lemon twist, for garnish
Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice water and letting it sit while preparing the rest of the drink.
In a separate mixing glass, muddle the simple syrup and Peychaud bitters. Add the Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye whisky and ice to the bitters mixture and stir to chill the mixture.
Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with the absinthe by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it to coat all the edges of the glass, and discarding the rest of the liquid.
Strain the whisky mixture from the mixing glass into the old fashioned glass (or cocktail glass, as shown). Twist the lemon peel over the glass so that the lemon oil cascades into the drink, then rub the peel over the rim of the glass.
1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 PRoof "Distiller's Edition"
¾ oz simple syrup
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice (Never ever use sour mix! It is nasty!)
1 egg white (optional)
If using egg white, combine all the ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake to combine ingredients and froth egg white. (This is called a "dry shake".) After the dry shake, add some ice, and shake briefly once more to chill the ingredients, but no too much to lose the foam. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass.
If not using egg white, combine the ingredients in a shaker of ice, strain and pour into rocks glasses with ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry on a bamboo skewer.
Richer than Coco
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition"
2 oz Unsweetened Coconut Milk
¼ oz Lime Juice
1 oz Hot Honey
1 Saffron Thread
Rim a tall glass with Toasted Coconut Flakes/Gold Sprinkles. Shake all ingredients vigorously, and strain over fresh ice. Paper umbrella garnish, if you have one!
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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