About Us

The Catoctin Creek Family

Great Seal of Catoctin Creek - SIC SEMPER SECALES
SIC SEMPER SECALES

Founded in 2009

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.

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.

Sic semper secales!  Thus always to rye!

Latest News

Distillery Dinners Reviewed in MicroShin…

Richard Barry recently attended one of our distillery dinners for the Autumn 2014 issue of MicroShiner magazine.  The article gives a great window into the sumptuousness of the evening of history...

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November 2014 News

Welcome to November! Greetings, Catoctin Creek fans!  We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather with a nice dram of Roundstone Rye or a snifter full of 1757 brandy.  As we...

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Coverage on our letter to the Governor

Last week, Catoctin Creek, along with 12 other distillers in Virginia sent the Governor a letter asking him to reconsider his proposal to raise spirits taxes yet again.  We got...

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Contact Us

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel (540) 751-8404

Latest Events

Local Monday at Stone's Cove Kitbar

Meet Catoctin Creek at the Stone's Cove Kitbar in Herndon Local Mondays are an opportunity for local hospitality-driven businesses to showcase their products at the KitBar.  Catoctin Creek has the...

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Washingtonian "On the Rocks" Festival

Washingtonian hosts their third annual whiskey and fine spirits festival, On the Rocks, on Demeber 3, 2014. Guests will enjoy a live band, delectable fare, and sips of premium whiskey...

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Solar in Virginia: Presentation and Reception

Why So Many Businesses are Going Solar: Presentation + Reception Going solar has never been a smarter, more accessible option for businesses. How much does your business...

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