Infamous Intergalactic Heavy Metal Band GWAR Teams up with Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., to launch Ragnarök Rye this May 28th.
After some initial mishaps (the monster metal band drank the first batch of signature rye… all of it), Ragnarök Rye is set to launch at the end of this month. The new Rye is a stunning and collectable edition aged in charred new white oak, then maple, and cherrywood. Each bottle of the 92-proof whiskey comes with a bottle topper made from cast metal featuring each of the five members of GWAR.
Catoctin Creek Founder and general manager, Scott Harris shared a little about the process of working with monsters from out of space, “We knew working with GWAR on this whisky would be troublesome, but we didn’t realize it would be this troublesome. Usually, we have the production process under control, but this time the band members drank everything we distilled, and then demanded we create bottle toppers using rare metal ore sourced from the fillings of trolls,” continues Harris. “I knew our original schedule was shot. I mean, it’s really cool to have rare metal in our bottle design, but it was hard rounding up all those trolls.”
The brand will be releasing up to 200 cases of the new Rye in 750mL bottles priced at $99. Currently, Catoctin Creek is available through distrinbutors in 29 markets within the US; locals can also opt to get curbside pickup at the Distillery.