Catoctin Creek Distillery Bottled-in-Bond

Rabble Rouser

Catoctin Creek Distillery will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month with the release of two limited-edition Bottled in Bond spirits: Rabble Rouser Rye Whisky, and 1757 Virginia XO Brandy.

Both will launch Feb. 16.

Distilled in 100-gallon batches, the 1757 Virginia XO Brandy has been aging since 2010 in 53-gallon Bordeaux red-wine casks, making it Catoctin Creek’s oldest release to date. The 50/50 blend of Seyval blanc and Chambourcin grapes used in the brandy is sourced from Tarara Vineyards in Leesburg, Virginia, 10 minutes from the distillery. Although this is not the first time Catoctin Creek’s founding husband-and-wife-duo, Scott and Becky Harris, have produced their 1757 Virginia Brandy, it will be the first release as a Bottled in Bond product.

Named after the year Virginia’s Loudoun County was founded, the eight-year-old XO brandy features rich hints of grape, raisin, date, fig, bread pudding, cherry and stone fruit, the company says. 1757 Virginia Brandy Bottled in Bond (100 proof/50% ABV) retails for a suggested price of $89.99 per 750-ml.

Brandy Bottle Shot

Catoctin Creek’s four-year-old Rabble Rouser will also make its fourth debut next month. Although previously meeting the qualifications, February will mark the first time it’s labeled as “bottled in bond.” It offers a flavor profile of clover honey, uncured bacon, deep earthy spice, sandalwood, white peaches, nectarines, peanuts and a hint of mesquite, the company says.

Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond Rye Whisky (100 proof/50% ABV) retails for $95.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

Catoctin Creek Distilling’s distribution footprint includes the following 25 markets in the United States: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, and internationally in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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