Catoctin Creek Distilling Company 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. Loudoun County, often called D.C.’s Wine Country, is home to more than twenty vineyards and wineries, and it now has a distillery. 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 creek which flows picturesquely into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed. At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. Organic means higher quality: grain and fruit, sourced locally when possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. Sure, it is more difficult to produce organically, but the results speak for themselves. Sic semper secales! Thus always to rye!
Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled In Bond Virginia Rye Whiskey is the latest rye whisky offering from Catoctin Creek. Distilled from 100% rye, the Rabble Rouser differs from its cousin, Roundstone Rye, in that it is distilled at a lower proof, allowing lots of earthy goodness from the grain to come through in the spirit. The whisky is aged for four years, making it among the oldest craft whiskey in the United States presently, and twice the legal age requirement for ”straight rye whiskey.” ”Whereas Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained and elegant,” say Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, ”Rabble Rouser is more unruly and vivacious.”
NOSE: Vanilla, oak.
PALATE: Smooth, balanced, caramel, toffee, oak, and vanilla.
FINISH: Light rye spice.