Awards & Accolades

2016 Good Food Awards Winner Green Biz Platinum

Wizards of Whisky Gold Icons of Whisky 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Gold Wizards of Whisky Gold Virginia Distiller of the Year Artisan Awards Gold The Fifty Best Gold The Fifty Best Gold Green Business Gold 2013 Good Food Awards Gold Seal

LA 2016 Silver SFWSC 2015 Silver Wizards of Whisky Silver Watershed Gin takes silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye takes bronze medal for rye whiskey at ADI in 2011

USC 2015 87 pts USC 2011 87 pts

Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2011 Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2010 Roundstone Rye Cask Proof takes bronze medal for rye whisky at ADI in 2013 Roundstone Rye takes bronze medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013 New York International Spirits Competition Bronze

USA Today 10 Best

The RAMMYS 2015

Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Washington Post Editors' Pick
Virginia's Finest

"Virginia's Most Awarded Whisky!"

"The company’s flagship Roundstone Rye is taking off way beyond its small-town roots."
Fox News, November 2015

"While many craft spirits claim the title of 'handmade,' Catoctin walks the walk with its line of whiskeys, gins, and brandies"
Southern Living, January 2015

"While gins can be all over the map these days, Watershed comes across with clear focus. Beautiful juniper nose and taste, with practically no alcohol harshness... Incredibly balanced... I just wanted to sit back and enjoy it."
Forbes, January 2015

"A huge rye! Great fun!"
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2015 edition

"Everything they do seems to be imbued with same sense of effortless innovation and unassuming elegance."
MicroShiner, February 2015

"You can't ever go wrong with Catoctin Creek."
Men's Journal, September 3, 2014

"That's how rye is made."
The Washington Post, September 11, 2014

"A vibrant flavor, fresh on the palate. There's some juicy banana on the finish and a nice velvety mouthfeel."
— Max Watman, author Chasing the White Dog and Liquor.com contributor

Product Awards

  • WINNER - Good Food Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 and US Craft Other Grain Whiskey of the Year - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2015 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Artisan Awards 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Good Food Awards 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2012 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing institute (91 points, Exceptional) - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2011 - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - The Fifty Best - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing institute (85 points, Highly Recommended) - Mosby's Spirit
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Mosby's Spirit
  • BRONZE - New York International Spirits Competition - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • BRONZE - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Mosby's Spirit
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Whiskey Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • 89 POINTS - Tasting Panel Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 89 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • 87 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Watershed Gin
  • 85 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 80 POINTS - Whisky Advocate Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • VIRGINIA'S FINEST - Roundstone Rye, Mosby's Spirit, Watershed Gin

Company Awards

Latest News

Catoctin Creek featured in Northern Virg…

Stefanie Gans, writer and food critic for Northern Virginia magazine, does a big article in the July 2016 issue about all the growth in distilleries in the Northern Virginia area.  ...

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Best Local Distilleries, according to to…

Thrillist just came out with their list of top local distilleries, as voted by top DC bartenders.  We're so happy to be included in a list of very fine local...

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Eater: 14 Best Affordable American Craf…

Eater did a story on the best, most affordable American craft whiskey on the market, and we were delighted to be included in such fine company!  But before publishing the list...

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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

Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  JUN 25   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY on Saturday, June 25, at 10:00am. Volunteers wanted. Learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get your chance...

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Super Gin Punch-Out at 1905

JUN 26   Super Gin Punch-Out at 1905 3:00pm—6:00pm If you're anything like us, finally getting some sunshine and warmth after the abnormally chilly and rainy May makes us want to drink outside on a...

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Beer, Bourbon and Bacon at The New Bridge

JUN 30   Beer, Bourbon, Bacon and Beyond 6:30pm—9:30pm New Bridge Restaurant is collaborating with Heritage Brewing, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company and Whiffletree Farm to bring you a twist on their favorite pairing dinners. Instead...

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