Issue 01 Rob Allanson Sam Coyne Tastings

Catoctin Creek – Cask Proof Roundstone Rye

Catoctin Creek
Cask Proof Roundstone Rye
Constellation Brands

Proof: 116.2
ABV: 58.1%
Style: Rye
State: VA
Price: $$$

Rob Allanson 9.0

Nose: Alcohol hits then red apples, raspberries and red boot polish. Nail varnish remover. Marzipan, custard cream tarts and nutmeg.

Palate: Big sweetness, vanilla and toffee, caramel coated apples. Snickers bars in liquid form, peanut, caramel and milk chocolate. The savory edge of dusty books.

Finish: Alcohol dries but the tannins and a sharp apple sweetness cling on.

Comments: Just what you want from a rye: spice punch, tannins and a dusty sweetness.

Sam Coyne 8.9

Nose: Caramel and red fruits. Spicy pepper and a hint of citrus peel. Fresh.

Palate: Really sweet – rum-like to begin with. Quickly becomes oakey, with genuine heat and spice. Caramel returns a bit later with a rye bread hit at the end. 

Finish: Long and spicy. Red fruit becomes the lasting impression.

Comments: A well rounded number, full of intrigue. Flavors are pronounced, but always in balance. Give this one a go!

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