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Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Batch B12E2, 58%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Single barrel, cask proof. Strong wood aromas; pencil shavings, hot-sawn oak. Hot and tight, intense wood. There's some interesting stuff around the edges, but the wood's blocking it till some sweetness peeks through at the end. Water helps a little, but not enough. Over-barreled.