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Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

Roundstone Rye® - Cask Proof

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, with notes of chocolate, tanned leather, and tobacco.

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


91 PTS Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast, 2020

Double Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition, April 24, 2017

Highest Recommendation

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016
"Best of the Best" issue, June 2017

Score: 93

"This is cask-strength rye whiskey that
doesn’t taste like it’s cask-strength!

Whiskycast, August 2018

Score: 92

"A big, flavorful, loaded up whiskey."

Whisky Advocate, 2021

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

Gold Medal

PaThe Spirits Business American Whiskey Masters 2016

"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

"A bottle of sweet and spicy regular
Roundstone Rye should always be
within reach."

Men's Journal, September 3, 2014

    Black Manhattan Cocktail

    Black Manhattan

    2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
    ½ oz Amaro (try one from Don Ciccio, Averno, Ramazotti, Cynar or your favorite)
    ½ oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
    2-3 dashes of Mole / Aztec or Chocolate bitters
    Luxardo cherry garnish

    Combine all over ice, stir, and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a cherry.

    The Lumber Yard Cocktail

    The Lumber Yard

    2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
    ¼ oz black birch syrup
    2 dashes star-anise bitters

    Stir over ice. Smoke glass with applewood, anise, and cinnamon. Strain into old fashioned glass with large block of clear ice. Garnish with torched orange wedge.

    Never Going to Recover Cocktail

    Never Going to Recover...

    1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
    ¾ oz saffron simple syrup (2:2 sugar:water, pinch saffron)
    Top with 3 drops of Liquid Gold bitters

    Garnish with "eyebrow ring", aka small orange tight twist.

    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.

    The Virginia Rye Whisky