Back in mid-December, we recorded a podcast with Dean Caplan, VP of Sales & Marketing for Catoctin Creek Distillery. In preparation for our recording session, Dean was kind enough to send us five different Catoctin Creek spirits: three different versions of their Roundstone Rye, their American Gin, and a bottle of their very limited edition Bottled in Bond Rabble Rouser Rye. To say that they were generous would be an understatement.
On today’s video review, we’ll be discussing the Rabble Rouse which is bottled at 50% ABV. Here are a few words about this limited edition Catoctin Creek expression:
Distilled from 100% rye and bottled in bond, 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 whisky is aged for four years, making it among the oldest craft whiskey in the United States presently, and twice the legal age requirement for “straight rye whiskey.”
“Where Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained and elegant,” say Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, “Rabble Rouser is more unruly and vivacious.”
Suggested retail price $99 per bottle. 50% ABV, 750 ml
We like a whisky that reaches out of the glass and slaps you in the face, so Rabble Rouser definitely sounds right up our alley. First impressions during our tasting with Dean were extremely positive which is why we decided to revisit it as part of an extended Murder Table session. To find out if this whisky is equally impressive on the second go around, click play on the following video:
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