Catoctin Creek & an easy summer weekend getaway!
May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
I am urging all of you to seek out a bottle of Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye Whisky asap. I never fully understood love-at-first-taste until last night. Having recently received a bottle as a gift, I was excited to open it up and have a taste. WOW. Was I impressed!
This award-winning whiskey has no alcohol “burn” at all and when it hits your tongue, it melts into a creamy, chewy caramel toffee with notes of vanilla. I was so impressed with it’s smoothness, I am confident I will be a fan for life. After a brief conversation with the distillery owner, Scott Harris, it became clear that I am not the only one to have had this reaction and apparently, they are so popular that they are struggling to fill their orders for just the VA, MD & DC markets! Awww shucks. …Well, we’ll just have to take a road trip!
Made in Purcellville, Virginia, this small micro-brewery makes about 10,000 bottles per year. They are doubling their production to 20,000 this year but I doubt there will be enough to make it up-stream to NY. Using local grains, their products are both Organic and Kosher and if that’s not good enough, each bottle is signed & dated by hand.
In addition to the Roundstone Rye, they also make Watershed Gin, Mosby’s Spirit (an unaged whiskey which I’m now dying to try!), a pear brandy, an apple brandy and some seasonal fruit liqueurs.
Want a great summer weekend getaway? Take a trip to our nation’s capitol for a day (or two), then drive about 1hr west to Catoctin Creek Distillery for a tour & tasting. After a picnic lunch, drive another hour south to visit the Copper Fox Distillery.
If you live in the DC area, check out the May Wine & Cultural Celebration Series at the Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday, May 11th from 6pm-8pm where Catoctin Creek along with many fellow VA distillers, wine makers, farmers and the like will be doing tastings. For more information including ticket info and reservations, click HERE.
Love to hear from you! Be sure to post a comment if you’ve ever visited the distillery or tried any of Catoctin Creek’s products!