Fourteen Ten are pleased to announce the UK launch of Rabble Rouser® from Catoctin Creek Distilling Company.
Like the other spirits from the Virginia distillery this is a single barrel hand-crafted whisky rye distilled from 100% rye however 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 in Minnesota white oak barrel, twice the legal age requirement for “straight rye whiskey.” and it is bottled at 100 proof.
“Where Roundstone Rye is sort of restrained and elegant,” say Scott Harris, founder of the distillery, “Rabble Rouser® is more unruly and vivacious.”
Rabble Rouser® is deep mahogany in colour with cherries and toasted marshmallows on the nose. The rye gives plenty of spice in flavour with notes of pepper and ash and caramel as well as some stone fruit, figs and some nuts. An underlying layer of heat reminds you are drinking a relatively high-proof rye.
Rabble Rouser was awarded 91 Points by The Wine Enthusiast last year: “The aroma is spicy and bright, with a hint of red fruit. The palate opens lean and lemony, tinged with vanilla, and spice. Adding water amplifies the flavor and teases out hints of espresso and clove.”
Limited stock is available from Native Spirits, Whisky Exchange, Master Of Malt, Southport Whisky with an rrp of £99 (50% ABV, 700 ml).
“We are really excited to have some of this excellent product available here in the UK for the very first time. Whoever manages to order a bottle from the retailers will undoubtedly find the product highly enjoyable” says Nathan Dawes of N10 Bourbons.
Selected Tasting Notes From US Media:
“The aroma is spicy and bright, with a hint of red fruit. The palate opens lean and lemony, tinged with vanilla, and spice. Adding water amplifies the flavor and teases out hints of espresso and clove.”
Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020
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About Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
Located in Purcellville, Loudoun County, located in the north of Virginia, the distillery is surrounded by lush plains and meandering rivers that work their way down rolling hills from snow-peaked mountains. The distillery is owned by husband and wife Scott and Becky Harris since its founding in 2009 and produces seasonal releases and private cask offerings for their whisky, gin and seasonal brandy all made from local grains and fruits. The spirits are available in 27 states and 3 continents.
How To Say Catoctin
The name “Catoctin” is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name “Kittocton” which, legend has it, meant “place of many deer”. Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the eponymous creek which flows picturesquely past the distillery and into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.