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

Catoctin Creek founder Scott Harris on A…

If you've ever wanted to learn what it was like starting the distillery, and what were some of the biggest challenges we faced, this podcast is a great in-depth interview...

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May 2016 News

Welcome to May!   It is so wonderful to have May here!  I like winter, but I'm always glad when it's over, and now we're undeniably into spring!  Dogwoods are blooming, and...

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Catoctin Creek in Huffington Post Travel

Northern Virginia got special attention in this month's travel section of The Huffington Post.  Malorie Yolen-Cohen lists the top 27 things to do while in our area, and calls us out...

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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

Book Signing: "Whiskey: A Spirited Story" with Michael Dietsch

  MAY 21   Book Signing:  "Whiskey: A Spirited Story" with Michael Dietsch 12:00pm—5:00pm Come and meet Michael Dietsch, author of the new book, "Whiskey: A Spirited Story with 75 Classic and Original Cocktails."  Michael will...

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Meet the Maker – Vitick Switchel

  MAY 14   Meet the Maker – Jill Vitick of Vitick's Switchel 12:00pm—7:00pm Come and meet Jill Vitick from Vitick's Switchel.  What is switchel?  Awesomeness and history in a glass, we say!  Wikipedia says, "Switchel originated...

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Oysters, Beer, and Bloody Mosby's

  MAY 21   Oysters, Beer and Bloody Mosby's at the Grilled Oyster in DC 12:00pm—4:00pm So excited for this event! Join us for our Springtime Oyster Shellabration! War Shore Oyster Company will be shucking, beer...

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