In perhaps the least likely of collaborations ever, Catoctin Creek Distilling has teamed up with the heaviest of heavy metal bands GWAR to make a new “intergalactic sipping whiskey” called Ragnarök Rye. Aged in charred new white oak, then sugar maple and cherrywood. Each bottle of the Catoctin Creek’s 92-proof intergalactic rye whiskey comes with a cast-metal collectable bottle topper featuring each of the five members of GWAR: Blóthar the Berserker; Balsac the Jaws of Death; Jizmak da Gusha; Beefcake the Mighty; and Pustulus Maximus.
Appearance: Dark amber.
Nose: Notes of tobacco, well-roasted grains, and coffee beans. The only inkling of sweetness is a note of dried plum and raisin that lingers alongside some (very) dark chocolate aromas.
Palate: Tough and drying on the attack; ashy, woody, and grainy all at once. Its sweetness kicked well into the back seat.
Finish: The finish finds room for a bit of butterscotch and a hint of Christmas spice.
Spirit Type: American Rye Whiskey/Whiskey
Spirit Type: American Rye Whiskey/Whisky