Catoctin Creek

Catoctin Creek Loudoun County's first Distillery since Prohibition!

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

It's #WorldGinDay! Celebrate the occasion with our award-winning Watershed Gin. Made with a secret recipe of herbs and s...
06/09/2019

It's #WorldGinDay! Celebrate the occasion with our award-winning Watershed Gin. Made with a secret recipe of herbs and spices, it offers a complex, yet clean finish 🍸

We're going on the road! Join us next Saturday, June 15th at the Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow to enjoy samples of art...
06/07/2019
Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Newport News (Marriott at City Center) Tickets, Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

We're going on the road! Join us next Saturday, June 15th at the Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow to enjoy samples of artisan spirits and craft cocktails from 12+ Virginia distilleries, including yours truly! Get tickets here >>

The Virginia Distillers Association presents Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Newport News (Marriott at City Center) - Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA.

The p-RYE-d of Purcellville! .#pridemonth2019🏳️‍🌈
06/05/2019

The p-RYE-d of Purcellville!
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#pridemonth2019🏳️‍🌈

Happy June! Our Cocktail of The Month "Hope on The Rooftop" (pictured left) is one of the amazing refreshments we served...
06/03/2019

Happy June! Our Cocktail of The Month "Hope on The Rooftop" (pictured left) is one of the amazing refreshments we served at the Dinner on The Rooftop event in collaboration with The Wine Kitchen & Mobile Hope Loudoun. View the full recipe here: https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/enjoy

Stay tuned for the upcoming summer release of Dia de Los Muertos - a  very limited ‘4.666’ year-old American malt wh...
06/01/2019

Stay tuned for the upcoming summer release of Dia de Los Muertos - a very limited ‘4.666’ year-old American malt whisky collaboration we're working on with Adroit Theory Brewing Company. More details to come!

Outstanding, Florida! 💥
06/01/2019

Outstanding, Florida! 💥

Come check out our newest total wine barrel select pick from Catoctin Creek!

This is a 92 proof rye aged in Cabernet Sauvignon casks! Spice, caramel, and a long finish! Excellent and limited.

We are more than excited that Catoctin Creek's Rabble Rouser Rye is among  Maxim's choices for 10 best bottled-in-bond s...
05/31/2019
The 10 Best Bottled-in-Bond Spirits to Drink Right Now - Maxim

We are more than excited that Catoctin Creek's Rabble Rouser Rye is among Maxim's choices for 10 best bottled-in-bond spirits to drink right now >>

These beautifully bold 100-proof whiskeys (and one Apple Brandy) will have you sipping pretty all summer long.

Made from the finest locally-grown Virginia wine grapes, and distilled and aged in premium French Bordeaux oak barrels f...
05/30/2019

Made from the finest locally-grown Virginia wine grapes, and distilled and aged in premium French Bordeaux oak barrels for at least two years, our 1757 Virginia Brandy is the perfect after dinner drink.

05/28/2019
Inside Loudoun

Inside Loudoun

One week ago, we joined 250 people on top of the Leesburg Parking Garage for a family-style Dinner on the Rooftop benefiting Mobile Hope. The Wine Kitchen, Osborne Events LLC, Walsh Family Wine and everyone else who contributed did an amazing job. We can't wait for next year! ⭐️

One of our logos, The Roundel, represents the great Commonwealth of Virginia - the land which we hail and the land that ...
05/28/2019

One of our logos, The Roundel, represents the great Commonwealth of Virginia - the land which we hail and the land that infuses every bottle we produce.

This Memorial Day, Catoctin Creek would like to thank those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Cheers to you...
05/27/2019

This Memorial Day, Catoctin Creek would like to thank those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Cheers to you all! 🇺🇸🥃

There's always something shakin' at Catoctin Creek. Check our events page for updates >>
05/26/2019
Catoctin Creek® - Events

There's always something shakin' at Catoctin Creek. Check our events page for updates >>

This is the official events calendar for Catoctin Creek. Find out what kinds of spirits dinners, cocktail parties, galas, and workshops are in the near future, and sign up for one today!

Did you know that one of the the best ways to taste our Watershed Gin (besides in a delicious cocktail) is at room tempe...
05/24/2019

Did you know that one of the the best ways to taste our Watershed Gin (besides in a delicious cocktail) is at room temperature and diluted with an equal measure of water? When taken this way, you get the full experience of its complex flavor -- pops of citrus and cinnamon, essences of fresh cut hay, and notes of crisp juniper indicative of a quality gin.

What's your go-to rye whiskey cocktail? Try a classic Manhattan with our Roundstone Rye for a bolder, spicier flavor pro...
05/22/2019

What's your go-to rye whiskey cocktail? Try a classic Manhattan with our Roundstone Rye for a bolder, spicier flavor profile.

Meet our Chief Distiller, Becky Harris! As a previous chemical engineer, Becky specialized in industrial processes and p...
05/20/2019

Meet our Chief Distiller, Becky Harris! As a previous chemical engineer, Becky specialized in industrial processes and production systems. Today, she applies this knowledge to making the finest distilled spirits in Virginia! If there is a fruit, vegetable, tuber with starch or sugar in it, you can bet that Becky will try to distill it.

Happy World Whisky Day! Did you know that Virginia is the true birthplace of American whiskey? At Catoctin Creek, we con...
05/18/2019

Happy World Whisky Day! Did you know that Virginia is the true birthplace of American whiskey? At Catoctin Creek, we continue that legacy by distilling award-winning rye whisky.

The Old Pal is a drier take on a Boulevardier. Invented in the 1920s, Harry MacElhone of Harry's Bar in Paris is credite...
05/16/2019

The Old Pal is a drier take on a Boulevardier. Invented in the 1920s, Harry MacElhone of Harry's Bar in Paris is credited as the inventor.

-1 oz Roundstone Rye
-1 oz Campari
-1 oz dry vermouth.

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with either lemon or orange peel.

Photo by Patrick Truby.

At Catoctin Creek, we locally source grain and fruit that is free of pesticides and chemical additives. This results in ...
05/14/2019

At Catoctin Creek, we locally source grain and fruit that is free of pesticides and chemical additives. This results in a more sustainable distilling process that produces the finest, cleanest spirits possible.

We would like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out of there – and a special shout out to ...
05/12/2019
Interview: Catoctin Creek’s Becky Harris – American Whiskey Magazine

We would like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out of there – and a special shout out to our Chief Distiller, Becky Harris – who also happens to be one of the best moms we know. Check out her recent interview in American Whiskey Magazine!

True Craft, Inspired by Tradition For the first in our new online interview series, we caught up with Becky Harris, chief distiller at Catoctin Creek. Since opening the distillery in 2009, Becky an…

Thank you to the wonderful bottling crew that joined us today! Mom is going to be so happy with the gift you got her for...
05/11/2019

Thank you to the wonderful bottling crew that joined us today! Mom is going to be so happy with the gift you got her for mother's day!

We cannot express just how grateful we are to be picked as “Best Distillery” among Virginia Living Magazine's Best o...
05/10/2019

We cannot express just how grateful we are to be picked as “Best Distillery” among Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2019 Readers' Survey picks. Thank you, Virginians. And cheers! 🥃

This Friday, our four-course spring dinner + amuse bouche from Justin Thyme Culinary will feature flavors and elements o...
05/09/2019
Catoctin Creek® - Spring Dinner at the Distillery

This Friday, our four-course spring dinner + amuse bouche from Justin Thyme Culinary will feature flavors and elements of the Pacific Rim. Catoctin Creek cocktails will be paired with each course to round out the theme. It’s sure to be a delicious and filling experience! Book your seats today >>

This is the official events calendar for Catoctin Creek. Find out what kinds of spirits dinners, cocktail parties, galas, and workshops are in the near future, and sign up for one today!

Last month's Bottling Workshop was a blast! Join us Saturday for a FREE class and learn how to work the magic "whisky co...
05/07/2019
Catoctin Creek® - Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

Last month's Bottling Workshop was a blast! Join us Saturday for a FREE class and learn how to work the magic "whisky cow," or try your hands at operating "Ninette" and "Terry", our fancy French labeling machines. Sign up >> http://qoo.ly/x87hy

Photo courtesy of Julia Rutland

This is the official events calendar for Catoctin Creek. Find out what kinds of spirits dinners, cocktail parties, galas, and workshops are in the near future, and sign up for one today!

What's your favorite cocktail to make with our Roundstone Rye? Photo by DJ Glisson
05/05/2019

What's your favorite cocktail to make with our Roundstone Rye?

Photo by DJ Glisson

We're excited to host a Pacific Rim-themed four-course Spring dinner with  Justin Thyme Culinary next Friday, May 10 fro...
05/03/2019
Catoctin Creek® - Spring Dinner at the Distillery

We're excited to host a Pacific Rim-themed four-course Spring dinner with Justin Thyme Culinary next Friday, May 10 from 7-9 pm! Price is $99 + tax & gratuity. Reserve your seats today >>

This is the official events calendar for Catoctin Creek. Find out what kinds of spirits dinners, cocktail parties, galas, and workshops are in the near future, and sign up for one today!

Happy May! Our Cocktail of the Month, It’s The Little Things, is courtesy of our talented bar manager, Denise Petty. I...
05/01/2019

Happy May! Our Cocktail of the Month, It’s The Little Things, is courtesy of our talented bar manager, Denise Petty. It's an amazingly fresh botanical sour made with our Watershed Gin. Try it for yourself, and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to keep up with our monthly cocktails, product info and happenings at the distillery! Photo courtesy Dan M // View the full recipe and May newsletter here >> http://qoo.ly/x46bi

04/29/2019
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Join us tonight for our latest Sip + Craft event! Our craft this time is inspired by Jen Hewett Studio's new book, Print Pattern Sew, a book that features printmaking as fabric design. Sign up here >>

Today at noon, we're releasing this year's batch of our highly sought after Old Tom Gin, a golden, rich, and surprisingl...
04/27/2019

Today at noon, we're releasing this year's batch of our highly sought after Old Tom Gin, a golden, rich, and surprisingly fruity gin perfect for cocktails like the famous Ramos Gin Fizz - stop in and purchase yours!

We are so excited to be a part of "Dinner on the Rooftop" presented by  The Wine Kitchen and  Osborne Events LLC! Enjoy ...
04/25/2019
Wine Kitchen & Osborne Events present Dinner on the Rooftop!

We are so excited to be a part of "Dinner on the Rooftop" presented by The Wine Kitchen and Osborne Events LLC! Enjoy a three-course dinner + drinks to benefit @MobileHopeLC, a Loundon County nonprofit that helps people age 17-24 who are struggling with housing insecurity. You can purchase your tickets to the amazing event here >> http://qoo.ly/wyj7q

Photo credit: Love Knot Photo

Join us on the rooftop of Leesburg's fanciest parking garage, for a one-of-a-kind dinner experience featuring Walsh Family Wine & Catoctin Creek spirits.

Did you know that we offset about 85% of electrical usage in the distillery with solar energy? Our solar plant can gener...
04/23/2019
Catoctin Creek

Did you know that we offset about 85% of electrical usage in the distillery with solar energy? Our solar plant can generate the equivalent of FIVE households of electricity on a sunny day. It even returns energy to the public grid for others to use! Get real time information about our solar energy production here >>

Happy Easter from our family to yours! Did you know chocolate can actually highlight the spicy kick in our Roundstone Ry...
04/21/2019

Happy Easter from our family to yours! Did you know chocolate can actually highlight the spicy kick in our Roundstone Rye? Try it for yourself and comment below if you agree.

Maggie Kimberl breaks down pairing whiskies with cigars and chooses Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye as a "a bold and spicy...
04/20/2019
Whiskey and Cigar Pairing For Beginners

Maggie Kimberl breaks down pairing whiskies with cigars and chooses Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye as a "a bold and spicy" choice perfect for finishing off a flight.

via Alcohol Professor

A time tested method for selecting American whiskey flights to go with a variety of cigars

Next Saturday at noon we're releasing this year's batch of our Old Tom Gin, our  award-winning Watershed Gin rested in a...
04/19/2019

Next Saturday at noon we're releasing this year's batch of our Old Tom Gin, our award-winning Watershed Gin rested in a re-used Pearousia pear brandy barrel with just a touch of sugar. This is a very limited release! VIP Members may call us at (540) 751-3294 to obtain a bottle anytime before the release date.

Did you know a barrel, in many ways, is like a tea-bag? When you make a cup of tea, you’re pulling flavors and tannins...
04/17/2019

Did you know a barrel, in many ways, is like a tea-bag? When you make a cup of tea, you’re pulling flavors and tannins out of the tea . It is no different for barrels. At Catoctin Creek, we pull out tannins, vanillins, lignins, complex wood sugars, etc., and all those flavors of toasted nuts, caramel, and vanilla are actually white oak – you are essentially drinking a glass of oak! And since we never use caramel coloring, the color of our Roundstone Rye whisky is entirely from the barrel.

The lean and bright flavor of our Roundstone Rye makes it the perfect base for Manhattans. It marries perfectly with the...
04/15/2019

The lean and bright flavor of our Roundstone Rye makes it the perfect base for Manhattans. It marries perfectly with the herbal complexity of vermouth and bitters.

We had a lovely time with our Rye Society members working on the blending for our upcoming release of Old Tom Gin on Apr...
04/14/2019

We had a lovely time with our Rye Society members working on the blending for our upcoming release of Old Tom Gin on April 27. We experimented with different levels of sugar from two barrel samples to find the perfect balance of the gin herbs, rye spice, pear brandy influence, and sweetness.

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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