Catoctin Creek

Catoctin Creek Loudoun County's first Distillery since Prohibition! Home of Virginia's most awarded spirits! True Craft, Inspired by Tradition.
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Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Loudoun County, often called D.C.'s Wine Country, is home to more than twenty vineyards and wineries, and it now has a distillery. The name "Catoctin" is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton" which, legend has it, meant "place of many deer". Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the creek which flows picturesquely into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.

Mission: At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. Organic means higher quality: grain and fruit, sourced locally when possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. Sure, it is more difficult to produce organically, but the results speak for themselves. And kosher is another way to respect the tradition of high quality foods. Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Purcellville, Virginia

"Catoctin Creek has changed my life forever in so many ways. They are like family to me. And the whisky is phenomenal." ...
02/17/2020

"Catoctin Creek has changed my life forever in so many ways. They are like family to me. And the whisky is phenomenal." - John Shope, Sales, Virginia.
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RABBLE ROUSER RELEASE DAY! Line out the door and around the block!! If you missed getting it today, Virginia ABC will be...
02/15/2020

RABBLE ROUSER RELEASE DAY! Line out the door and around the block!! If you missed getting it today, Virginia ABC will be doing a lottery for more this month!
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For most people, today is Valentine's Day. For us, eleven years ago today, these two decided to start a family business ...
02/14/2020

For most people, today is Valentine's Day. For us, eleven years ago today, these two decided to start a family business distilling Virginia rye. Local grain, potstilled whisky, passion and creativity. She's the chemical engineer; he's the business guy. Together, they make magic.
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Happy Valentine's Day and Founders' Day from Scott and Becky and all of us at Catoctin Creek!! 💌🥃💗
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Only four seats left for our last Art of the Cocktail class this Friday, Valentine's Day. Take your sweetie to something...
02/12/2020

Only four seats left for our last Art of the Cocktail class this Friday, Valentine's Day. Take your sweetie to something fun this year, a hands on cocktail making class! We will be working from @newman_kara's new book Shake. Stir. Sip. also with copies available for sale.
Contact the distillery to inquire about available seats at https://www.catoctincreekdistilling.com/events

Cheers!

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"We partner with locally owned farms and businesses for all aspects of our business. What we do is a true representation...
02/10/2020

"We partner with locally owned farms and businesses for all aspects of our business. What we do is a true representation of who we are and where we are from. I love that." - Steve Merlo, Brand Ambassador.
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Say hello to our new distillery dog, Otto, a seven-week old black pug! If you come in during the week, and you're very, ...
02/09/2020

Say hello to our new distillery dog, Otto, a seven-week old black pug! If you come in during the week, and you're very, very nice, you may just get to say hi to the puppers. 🐾♥️

Coming this month! Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond! 100% Rye. 100% pot-stilled, 100% Virginia. 100 proof!.Here's several w...
02/05/2020

Coming this month! Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond! 100% Rye. 100% pot-stilled, 100% Virginia. 100 proof!
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Here's several ways to get yours:
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1. Stand in line Feb 15 at the Distillery. Doors open at noon.
2. Virginia ABC lottery.
3. Rye Society pre-sales.
4. If outside our local area, check with your distributor.
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Details on our website. Link in bio.
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#ryewhiskey #rye #whiskey #whisky #bottledinbond #womanentrepreneur #womanowned #vaspirits @vaspirits @visitloudoun @loudounlibations @visitvirginia

"The fact that our little ol' female owned and distilled whisky impacts people all over the globe is just mind blowing. ...
02/03/2020

"The fact that our little ol' female owned and distilled whisky impacts people all over the globe is just mind blowing. It makes me so proud to be a woman in whisky!" - Denise, Tasting Room Manager.
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#diversity #womenowned #mondaymotivation #distillery #truecraft #womanentrepreneur #ryewhiskey #whisky #whiskey

Coming this Saturday!!! 🤩🤩🤩 12:00pm—7:00pmOn Saturday, at noon, we will release not one, but TWO new whisky expressions....
01/29/2020

Coming this Saturday!!! 🤩🤩🤩 12:00pm—7:00pm

On Saturday, at noon, we will release not one, but TWO new whisky expressions. Both of these, first two in this series, are distilled from Beltway Brewing in Sterling, Virginia. The OctoMalt American Malt Whisky began as their OctoIPA, while the Farmhouse Pale Malt started life as their Farmhouse Pale Ale. Each one is totally delicious and a wonderful capture of the beer from the still. Aged two years in charred new oak, they are dark, sumptuous, and with a distinctive floral note from the malts and hops. Members of the Beltway Brewing team will be present at the release, along with Becky Harris, to sign bottles and do Q&A. Bottles are $69.99 each at 92 proof.
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"My favorite thing about Catoctin Creek is their focus on equality in the workplace. Everyone is welcome there, and prod...
01/27/2020

"My favorite thing about Catoctin Creek is their focus on equality in the workplace. Everyone is welcome there, and producing high quality whisky is the result." - Edward Harris, @theboozygay, Texas Sales.
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#diversity #whisky #whiskey #rye #truecraft #womenowned #womenentrepreneurs #distillery #monday

This Saturday, we celebrate the immortal memory of Scotland's national poet and the world's gift to poetry, Robert Burns...
01/23/2020

This Saturday, we celebrate the immortal memory of Scotland's national poet and the world's gift to poetry, Robert Burns. We will be hosting our third ever Burns Supper at @historic_oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia. It will be a night of great food, revelry, and celebration of Scottish culture, focused of course on the life and works of Robert Burns. If you've not been to one of these dinners before, you're in for a real treat. More details on our web site.

"I have always felt incredibly valued. The entire Catoctin Creek team supports and energizes one another. I love this fa...
01/20/2020

"I have always felt incredibly valued. The entire Catoctin Creek team supports and energizes one another. I love this family and the whiskey we produce." - Lauren Barrett, Operations Manager.
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#diversity #ryewhiskey #rye #womanentrepreneur #womanowned #distillery #whiskey #whisky #whiskywomen

I'm just going to leave this right here... new scores are in from Wine Enthusiast! 💥💥💥
01/17/2020

I'm just going to leave this right here... new scores are in from Wine Enthusiast! 💥💥💥

Another sold-out Art of the Cocktail class tonight! We'll be exploring the works of bartender Harry Cradock, of the Savo...
01/17/2020

Another sold-out Art of the Cocktail class tonight! We'll be exploring the works of bartender Harry Cradock, of the Savoy Hotel, London, 1931. More classes in the coming weeks, join us! Link in bio.
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#ryewhiskey #rye #whiskey #whisky #womenowned #womanentrepreneur #cocktail #catoctincreek

I hope you enjoy Becky's journey of flavor at Schloss Lieser in Germany, part of Marriott Hotels Autograph Collection, i...
01/15/2020
A Whiskey Maker’s Exploration of Craft – Part 1

I hope you enjoy Becky's journey of flavor at Schloss Lieser in Germany, part of Marriott Hotels Autograph Collection, in coordination with the New Yorker and Condé Nast.

https://thescene.com/watch/thenewyorker/a-whiskey-maker-s-exploration-of-craft-part-1

Produced for Autograph Collection Hotels | Follow along as Becky Harris, founder and head distiller of Catoctin Creek Distillery, travels to 2 Autograph Collection Hotels to gather inspiration from each boutique hotel’s dedication to craft. At her first stop, Schloss Lieser in Germany, she explore...

Nothing quite as satisfying as a job well done. Desi, here, after filling a number of barrels, ready for their long slee...
01/13/2020

Nothing quite as satisfying as a job well done. Desi, here, after filling a number of barrels, ready for their long sleep ahead.
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#ryewhiskey #rye #distiller #distillery #barrels #mondaymotivation #womenentrepreneurs #womenowned

"At the end of the day I can hang my hat on the fact that I not only help make a whisky that I'm extremely proud of, but...
01/10/2020

"At the end of the day I can hang my hat on the fact that I not only help make a whisky that I'm extremely proud of, but also get to work with some of the best people." Greg Moore, Distilled Plant Manager.
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Rabble Rouser, Bottled in Bond, 4yo Virginia Rye! Only 900 bottles produced. This year's release on February 15. Details...
01/08/2020

Rabble Rouser, Bottled in Bond, 4yo Virginia Rye! Only 900 bottles produced. This year's release on February 15. Details ok web site, link in bio.
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#ryewhiskey #rye #bottledinbond #whiskey #whisky #womenentrepreneurs #distillery

Monday vibe: Attack your Monday like John on a bottle of rye! 💥🔥🥃
01/06/2020

Monday vibe: Attack your Monday like John on a bottle of rye! 💥🔥🥃

"I am most proud of the team we've gathered here and their dedication to producing the best whiskey from Virginia. It is...
01/04/2020

"I am most proud of the team we've gathered here and their dedication to producing the best whiskey from Virginia. It is an honor to share my life's work with them." - @beckhar67
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#truecraft #catoctincreek #womenentrepreneurs #womenempowerment #femaleowned #rye #whiskey #whisky #distillery

Friday night, join Scott as he teaches the first class in this year's Art of the Cocktail - now in our fifth season! In ...
01/02/2020

Friday night, join Scott as he teaches the first class in this year's Art of the Cocktail - now in our fifth season! In this first class, we will explore the cocktails of Jerry Thomas from 1867. Fun and drinks for all!! Link in bio.

2020 Checklist: Start the year off on a tasty note. Happy New Year! Photo by Vinariam Oy Finland
01/01/2020

2020 Checklist: Start the year off on a tasty note. Happy New Year! Photo by Vinariam Oy Finland

Becky says, "Resolve to drink better whisky in 2020!" Happy New Year from Catoctin Creek! What will you be drinking toni...
12/31/2019

Becky says, "Resolve to drink better whisky in 2020!" Happy New Year from Catoctin Creek! What will you be drinking tonight?
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Fascinating article about the life of a barrel... Thanks Ed Felker for the coverage.
12/31/2019
The Barrel Age

Fascinating article about the life of a barrel... Thanks Ed Felker for the coverage.

The Barrel Age December 27, 2019 by PamKamphuis Leave a Comment Extending the Useful Life of Barrels with Creativity and Collaboration By Ed Felker Barrels are everywhere. And while not all barrels are created equal, one could travel the globe, stop in any winery or distillery and recognize the same...

Shake up the happiness this holiday season 🥃 Photo by Love, Knot, Photo
12/26/2019

Shake up the happiness this holiday season 🥃 Photo by Love, Knot, Photo

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with *barrels* of cheer.
12/25/2019

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with *barrels* of cheer.

Happy Hanukkah from your friends at Catoctin Creek!
12/22/2019

Happy Hanukkah from your friends at Catoctin Creek!

Thanks to all the wonderful people today who helped with our last bottling workshop of the year! Merry Christmas everybo...
12/21/2019

Thanks to all the wonderful people today who helped with our last bottling workshop of the year! Merry Christmas everybody!

Now in its fifth year, Catoctin Creek is pleased to present our six-part educational series on the Art of the Cocktail. ...
12/20/2019

Now in its fifth year, Catoctin Creek is pleased to present our six-part educational series on the Art of the Cocktail. This year, we have all new content exploring the canonical books of each generation of bartending since the beginning of cocktails through modern times.

Starting January 3, Catoctin Creek co-founder Scott Harris will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series. Beginning at 7pm, Scott will personally guide you through the construction of several cocktails, including the old classics, and modern takes on the cocktail! There will be samples for sharing, and you are encouraged to buy bottles to take home with you and practice. Lots of practice! Learn more: https://qoo.ly/33fan6

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! 🎄🎅🦌⛄🍾🥂
12/20/2019

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! 🎄🎅🦌⛄🍾🥂

Have some pie with your rye! What's your go-to holiday treat? Photo by martelle via Instagram
12/17/2019

Have some pie with your rye! What's your go-to holiday treat? Photo by martelle via Instagram

We're hard at work spreading plenty of cheer! Photo by Kristen Dill
12/12/2019

We're hard at work spreading plenty of cheer! Photo by Kristen Dill

A little something to help you get into the holiday *spirit* 🍸 Photo by Love, Knot, Photo
12/09/2019

A little something to help you get into the holiday *spirit* 🍸 Photo by Love, Knot, Photo

12/06/2019

Whisky presentation in Mexico City. Makoto - México

Need a stocking stuffer idea? We have plenty!  Photo by Firefly Imageworks
12/06/2019

Need a stocking stuffer idea? We have plenty! Photo by Firefly Imageworks

Our December Cocktail of The Month, Bucky Barnes, is a variation on a recipe in Whisky Advocate magazine and is courtesy...
12/02/2019

Our December Cocktail of The Month, Bucky Barnes, is a variation on a recipe in Whisky Advocate magazine and is courtesy of founder Scott Harris. An embodiment of December, You can serve it as a sling (cold, with an ice cube), or warm it gently and serve as a toddy.

3 oz Roundstone Rye 92 Proof
1 oz Nonino amaro
½ oz brown sugar syrup or molasses syrup
½ oz persimmon jam
2 oz pear juice
Dash of vanilla extract
Dash of woodland bitters

Vigorously shake all the ingredients in a shaker of ice. Double-strain and serve with a big rock in a rocks glass. Serves two.

One of the nice things about Thanksgiving is having family in town. Even nicer when your dad comes in to help you close ...
11/29/2019

One of the nice things about Thanksgiving is having family in town. Even nicer when your dad comes in to help you close out the monthly records. Thanks for the help, dad! 👍🏻 @ Purcellville, Virginia

May your day be filled with good food, friends, family, and of course, spirits! Happy Thanksgiving from the Catoctin Cre...
11/28/2019

May your day be filled with good food, friends, family, and of course, spirits! Happy Thanksgiving from the Catoctin Creek family. Photo: Love, Knot, Photo

We can warm you up this winter!
11/26/2019

We can warm you up this winter!

Get your shopping lists ready! We’re offering 20% off all spirits at the distillery on Black Friday.
11/25/2019

Get your shopping lists ready! We’re offering 20% off all spirits at the distillery on Black Friday.

We have plenty to be thankful for this month! Whether it's friends, family or friends who have become family, who are yo...
11/21/2019

We have plenty to be thankful for this month! Whether it's friends, family or friends who have become family, who are you celebrating with next week? Photo: Love, Knot, Photo

Drinks at dusk taste better with Catoctin Creek. Photo: Chris West
11/19/2019

Drinks at dusk taste better with Catoctin Creek. Photo: Chris West

Our fearless founders Becky and Scott have been distilling for over ten years! What's your favorite Catoctin Creek produ...
11/17/2019

Our fearless founders Becky and Scott have been distilling for over ten years! What's your favorite Catoctin Creek product you've enjoyed over the years? Photo: Revel Photo Co.

Cheers to the weekend! Photo by TheAliciaBruce via Instagram
11/15/2019

Cheers to the weekend! Photo by TheAliciaBruce via Instagram

Address

120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA
20132

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday 12:00 - 19:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(540) 751-8404

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Founded in 2009

Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, we faithfully dedicate ourselves to that tradition, producing Virginia's most awarded whisky—Roundstone Rye!

The name "Catoctin" is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton" which, legend has it, meant "place of many deer". Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the eponymous creek which flows picturesquely past the distillery and into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.

At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. We source our grain and fruit from local and organic sources, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle we produce.

True Craft, Inspired by Tradition.℠

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