Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. recently announced a partnership with monster metal rock band GWAR for a rye whisky set to release February 2021. The Catoctin Creek Ragnarök Rye is a 92-proof rye whisky aged in charred new white oak, then sugar maple and cherrywood.

Catoctin Creek GWAR releaseTruly, there is nothing else in the vast universe like the rock band GWAR, and in tribute to the band’s originality as the most elaborate and transgressive theatrical production in heavy metal history, Scott and Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek have made sure there is nothing else like Ragnarök Rye.

“Don’t get me wrong, this is an exciting release, but we were quite surprised when GWAR showed up at our distillery,” said founder and general manager Scott Harris. “Purcellville is a quiet town, so to have these intergalactic visitors was—honestly—a little stressful. We had to constantly keep an eye on them to keep them from breaking stuff, and they even tried to eat our dog, Otto. The only way we could get them to leave was to agree to bottle their whisky for them.”

The mad scientists at Catoctin Creek used the rarest of grains and watered their mash bill with the melted Antarctic ice to create a 92 strength rye whisky, pot stilled and then aged in charred new white oak. The end result was Ragnarök Rye, an exquisite beverage graced with notes of cherrywood and sugar maple to produce subtle flavors unheard of in a traditional rye whisky.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. Ragnarök Rye Whisky (92 Proof/46% ABV) $99/750mL

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