Country: USA
Region: Virginia
Type: Rye Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 90 points

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition. Image courtesy Catoctin Creek Distilling.This edition is bottled at 46% ABV, compared to the 40% strength of the standard Roundstone Rye, and the difference clearly shows. The nose is very aromatic with notes of honey, butterscotch, bitter lemon, linseed oil, and muted spices. The taste is tart and spicy with cinnamon and clove balanced by lemon zest, honey, vanilla, and a nice touch of butterscotch that comes out late and sticks around through the finish, along with muted spices and a touch of lemon zest. Nice! (April, 2018)