Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. of Purcellville, Virginia, has been awarded five scores not lower than 90 out of 100 points for all five rye whiskies submitted to Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel for the magazine’s upcoming February/March 2020 issue. Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye Whiskey “Distiller’s Edition” was the craft distillery’s highest scoring product, earning a “superb” rating of 94 on the panel’s 100-point scale. The other four products received “excellent” scores of either 90 or 91. Not only are these accolades outstanding, they show the consistency of Catoctin Creek’s brand portfolio across the entire lineup.
“As a distillery dedicated to producing Virginia’s most awarded rye whisky, these are some of the most exciting accolades we’ve received in our eleven year history. We’re thrilled to be adding additional accolades to our list by the revered Wine Enthusiast panel,” said founder Scott Harris. “The consistent scoring of our rye whisky product line is not only a win for us, but also a win for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where we source our ingredients and hand-craft each product daily.”
The Wine Enthusiast ratings include:
- 94 points for Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky “Distillers Edition” 92 Proof
- 91 points for Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Rye Whisky 2018 Bottled in Bond
- 91 points for Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky Cask Proof
- 90 points for Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky 80 Proof
- 90 points for Braddock Oak Rye Single Barrel
Wine Enthusiast hosts the tasting panel annually, reviewing wine, beer and spirits from across the globe. The publication will include Catoctin Creek in its digital tasting panel database starting in February and will release the February/March issue on Feb. 18.