Sunday, May 9, 2021

Catoctin Creek Distillery triumphant at UK Blind Tasting Awards

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, home to Virginia’s most-awarded whisky, has now started to collect awards in the UK following their launch in January this year.

The independently-owned craft distillery was awarded medals for all three of their Catoctin Creek’s Roundhouse Rye expressions with gold for Cask Proof, gold for 92 Proof and silver medal for their 80 Proof in The Drinks Business & The Spirits Business’ Spring Blind Tasting 2021.

The Blind Tasting saw 106 entries from 50 different companies from across the world of wine and spirits come together for a collaborative blind tasting with judging divided into 19 separate competitions to ensure each spirits category is given the utmost attention by specialised judges including journalists, retail buyers, bartenders and educators.

Recognition in the UK can be added to a growing list of awards for their Virginia Rye.

“We are so excited to receive this recognition in this British judging event,” said founder and General Manager,  Scott Harris.

“We’ve been so pleased to finally launch our Virginia rye whisky into the United Kingdom, and after the triple set-backs of tariffs, Brexit, and then COVID, we thought we’d never get here.

“Thankfully, this set of awards comes at the perfect time as are seeing a lot of excitement around our 2021 launch!”

Roundstone Rye has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, with a hint of lemon in the nose. Ageing in new charred white oak casks gives the whisky the smooth woody note and a true grain character of a  traditional American rye whisky. It is superb in Manhattans or your favourite rye whisky cocktails as well as superb for sipping.

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