Catoctin Creek announced the release of its oldest whiskey to date on Monday, October 19: Rabble Rouser 4 year old Straight Rye Whiskey.
The new rye is distilled from a 100% rye mashbill, and like the other whiskeys from Catoctin Creek, Rabble Rouser is a single barrel release. 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 whiskey is aged for four years in Minnesota white oak barrels (similar to FEW Bourbon) and bottled at 100 proof (50% abv).
“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.”
Rabble Rouser straight rye whisky will be released in limited quantities into the Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New York markets, with a recommended price tag of $61.59.