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

July 2015 News

Happy 4th of July from Catoctin Creek!!!! Catoctin Creek would like to wish each and every one of you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!  We will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS...

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Roundstone Rye reviewed in Wine Enthusia…

We were delighted to receive a review in the recent issue of Wine Enthusiast for Roundstone Rye.  The bottle reviewed was submitted over 2 years ago, so we almost forgot...

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Catoctin Creek cited as example of expor…

EX-IM Bank (The Export-Import Bank of the United States) is a government-supported bank that provides lending for US companies doing exports.  Normally, an organization like this is mostly ignored by...

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Contact Us

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel (540) 751-8404


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Latest Events

Whiskey School at Monk's BBQ

Catoctin Creek's Scott Harris will teach about How Whiskey Came to America:  Scotch and Irish Whisk(e)y After the last SOLD-OUT session of whiskey school, you'll want to join Scott Harris, founder...

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Chad Robinson, Brand Ambassador of Catoctin Creek

Join us in welcoming Chad Robinson as our guest bartender in July!  Chad will be slinging the cocktail shakers behind the bar on Saturday, July 11, from noon til dusk. ...

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Catoctin / Caledonia Dinner at Kybecca

Catoctin Creek's Scott & Becky Harris and Justin Gellert from Caledonia Spirits host dinner at Kybecca! Six tasting courses to be paired with 6 half cocktails (3 featuring Caledonia Spirits, 3...

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