Catoctin Creek Distillery is releasing its latest craft spirit, Rabble Rouser 4 Year Old Straight Rye Whisky. Rabble Rouser is distilled from 100% rye, and like the other whisky from Catoctin Creek, it’s a single barrel, hand-crafted whisky. 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 in Minnesota white oak barrel, twice the legal age requirement for “straight rye whiskey.” It is bottled at 100 proof.
“Where Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained, with lots of fruit and elegance, Rabble Rouser is more unruly and vivacious,” says Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, “There’s a burst of rich rye spice and sweet woodiness that dominates this whisky.”
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“At four years old, Catoctin Creek is one of just a few craft distilleries producing rye whiskey of that age,” says Jake Emen, who writes for Washington City Paper.
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Rabble Rouser Straight Rye Whisky will be released at the Purcellville distillery on October 19 for VIP members and Sunday, Nov. 1 for the general public. Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Straight Whisky, 50% ABV, single barrel whisky distilled from 100% rye, 750ml has a SRP of $61.59.