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Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Wine Details

Description: When you take our lovely Catoctin Creek Mosby's Spirit, and you age it in oak for a time, you end up with a very special rye whisky! The hardest of all whiskies to produce, rye whisky is an old time favorite that is new once again. It has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, and just a hint of lemon in the nose. Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye is a great mixer in Manhattans, Cosmopolitans, and any recipe calling for Canadian or rye whisky. And unlike most rye whiskies available today, ours is never blended, only 100% pure organic rye. Delicious mixed, on the rocks, or neat. Try some this evening!

Varietal Definition
Rye Whiskey:
In the United States, "rye whiskey" is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye. (The other ingredients of the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) It is distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof, and aged in charred, new oak barrels. The whiskey must be put into such barrels at not more than 125 (U.S.) proof. Rye whiskey which has been so aged for at least 2 years may be further designated as "straight", as in "straight rye whiskey".[1] Rye whiskey was the prevalent whiskey of the northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania and Maryland, but largely disappeared after Prohibition. A few brands, such as Old Overholt, survived Prohibition, and both Jim Beam and Wild Turkey produce their versions of rye.


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