Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whiskey (750ml)
A 100% Rye, aged in new Minnesota white oak casks for a period of approximately two years (depending on the weather of the season). This is the distillery's most popular product.
Tasting note: Brilliant brassy gold. Presents an aromatic amalgam of cinnamon apple, dark rye bread, peppermint and vanilla; follows through to a medium dry, lighter bodied vanilla / almond pastry and subtle orange zest profile with a velour mouthfeel and moderate length. Ends with a soft flurry of sweet spice and a subtle mint choc-chip cookie / white pepper fade. Well rounded and accessible, but the rye isn't jumping out here. 40% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... as with the others, no shortage of personality. 87 points- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2018
In the glass, it has an orange-amber hue and aroma that melds oak, malt and vanilla. On the palate, vanilla leads, with oakiness winding into a baking-spice finish. A good match for Manhattans. 89 points- www.wineenthusiast.com
87 points (Silver Medal - Highly Recommended) "Wild and wooly, but entertaining."
– Beverage Testing Institute, February 24, 2011
Double Gold Medal – New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, September 23, 2018