Catoctin Creek Distillery - Ragnarök Rye

Once you get a taste of GWAR rye it’s hard to get enough. At least that’s was Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. in Purcellville, Virginia, says.

This seemingly normal distillery has gone other worldly with their affection for GWAR and Ragnarök Rye. Since the February launch their rye barrels went empty when the monster metal rock band drank it… all of it.

New Rye Includes a Set of Bottle Toppers Sourced from the Fillings of Trolls

“We knew working with GWAR on this whisky would be troublesome, but we didn’t realize it would be this troublesome,” said Catoctin Creek founder and general manager, Scott Harris. “Usually, we have the production process under control, but this time the band members drank everything we distilled, and then demanded we create bottle toppers using rare metal ore sourced from the fillings of trolls,” continues Harris. “I knew our original schedule was shot. I mean, it’s really cool to have rare metal in our bottle design, but it was hard rounding up all those trolls.”

Aged in charred new white oak, then sugar maple and cherrywood, each bottle of Catoctin Creek’s 92-proof intergalactic rye whisky comes with a cast-metal collectable bottle topper featuring each of the five members of GWAR: Blóthar the Berserker; Balsac the Jaws of Death; Jizmak da Gusha; Beefcake the Mighty; and Pustulus Maximus. Harris says that if you can name each of the band members without looking then you are one of us.

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Thrilled with the release, lead singer Blóthar the Berserker offered his enthusiastic endorsement, “If whisky is liquid sunshine, this rye is a scorching alien sun.”

Catoctin Creek Distilling’s  has bottled about 200 cases of Ragnarök Rye Whiskey at 92 proof (46% ABV). Ragnarök Rye Whiskey will be available beginning May 28 with a suggested retail price of $99 for a 750mL bottle.

Ragnarök Rye Whiskey will be available at the distillery and from distributors in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, and internationally in Finland, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Enjoy this latest official release of Maggots from GWAR. Cheers!

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