Thursday, January 07, 2021


The Loudoun County, North Virginia based Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, has today announced the UK launch of their Roundstone Rye whisky range.

The range is comprised of Roundstone Rye 80 Proof (40% ABV), Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof (46% ABV) and Roundstone Rye Cask Proof (58% ABV).

Catoctin Creek launches its Roundstone Rye whisky in the UK

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, which was founded by husband and wife Scott and Becky Harris in 2009, is the first legal distillery in Loudoun County to open since Prohibition and is said to respect its history by using pre-Prohibition methods to create their award winning Roundstone Rye.

The small scale pre-Prohibition distillation method of using home-sized pot stills, local grain and family recipes, has benefited from the incorporation of modern knowledge and technology resulting in over one hundred awards and accolades for their Roundstone Rye range.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, is inviting those not taking part in Dry January to join them to celebrate the inaugural Rye January to mark the UK launch and their strong links to Prohibition.

Throughout the month consumers are invited to a virtual Virginia via the Catoctin Creek website, through specially filmed guided tastings, a potted history of Virginia, Rye, Prohibition and a virtual tour of the distillery.

Commenting on the Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof, Becky Harris, Chief Distiller and President of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, said: "For a few years now, we've been putting whisky away for storage. We pulled some of the more interesting barrels from the back of the barn and decided to release these at a higher proof: a whisky specially curated for flavour, while still being remarkably smooth, as is our existing 80 proof Roundstone.”

Commenting on the Roundstone Rye Cask Proof, Scott Harris, Founder and General Manager of Catoctin Creek, said: "This is our most awarded whisky and the best we make!

Roundstone Rye 80 Proof, Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition and Roundstone Rye Cask Proof, will be available later this month from specialist retailers in the UK, for the respective RRP’s of £37.00, £55.00 and £85.00.

Posted by Steve Rush