Catoctin Creek Distilling heavy metal rock band GWAR are back for the second annual release of their infamous Ragnarök Rye. The Virginia natives teamed up to release the first collaboration in May 2021 and are excited to launch 1,000 more cases.
“We really thought we had seen the last of these guys, but they came back,” joked Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek. “You know how people tell you to never feed a stray cat? Yeah, that goes double for space monsters. We never should have given them that whiskey. Now, we’ll never be rid of them!”
Catoctin Creek Ragnarök Rye is a 46% ABV rye whiskey that is pot stilled, then aged in charred new white oak, sugar maple and cherrywood. This year’s bottle includes new and improved collectable metal die cast toppers representing all five band members: Blóthar the Berserker; Balsac the Jaws of Death; Jizmak da Gusha; Beefcake the Mighty; and Pustulus Maximus.
Up to 100 five-packs of Ragnarök Rye featuring a bottle topper of each GWAR band member will be available to order through Catoctin Creek’s national ordering website. Each purchase includes a chance to win a guitar signed by the band, a signed barrel head, or GWAR tickets for life.
The bottle’s new commemorative whiskey label also matches the artwork from GWAR’s new album, “The New Dark Ages,” which was released digitally in June and will be available as a CD on July 15, and vinyl and cassette on Sept. 16 via the band’s label, Pit Records.
Up to 700 cases of Ragnarök Rye will be available throughout Catoctin Creek’s national distribution footprint. Bottles are priced at $99.