Country: USA
Region: Virginia
Type: Rye Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 58%
Score: 93 points

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof. Image courtesy Catoctin Creek Distillery.This rye whiskey from Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distillery is often hard to find, but well worth the effort. The nose has soft spices and touches of toffee, vanilla, honey, and charred oak. The taste starts off with dark fruity notes of raisins and plums, followed by spicy notes of clove, allspice, and a hint of coriander while toffee, vanilla, and caramel notes add balance in the background. The finish is very long and rich with lingering spices and a hint of honey. This is cask-strength rye whiskey that doesn’t taste like it’s cask-strength! Excellent! (August, 2018)