DRINKS | NEWS | And the best whiskey in Virginia is …


File this under, “How do I get their job?”

The folks at Liquor.com have ranked the best whiskey in every state. Saying we live in a golden age of whiskey, the website has evaluated quaffs from Alabama to Wyoming. That includes Virginia. Selections are based on editorial opinion. The piece ran in April, 2019.

So what’s the best whiskey to be had in the Old Dominion? It’s the Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond Rye [LINK]  from our friends at Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. Editors describe the  100 percent, four-year-old rye as “an earthy, spicy treat.” The full article is here [LINK]

We love the Virginia love, but we do take exception to one thing in the article. In the introduction, the editors write, “Virginia’s distilling history goes at least as far back as Kentucky’s.”

Considering well-documented distillation was taking place in the Commonwealth as early as 1620 – a full 172 years BEFORE Kentucky became a state, we beg to differ with that statement. A good schooling on the distilling history in Virginia can be found on the website of our friends at Virginia Spirits here [LINK]


WHAT DO YOU LOVE? Tell us! Take our 5 question Virginia whiskey survey here [LINK]


Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. is at 120 W. Main St., Purcellville [MAP]. Call 540-751-8404 or visit www.CatoctinCreekDistilling.com 

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