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

Food Republic: 35 Independant Craft Dist…

It was nice to be included in this story on 35 top craft distillers. We are in good company in a list of some of America's hottest...

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Press Release: Becky Harris Honored in …

CATOCTIN CREEK DISTILLERY’S BECKY HARRIS WINS WCR: WOMEN CHEFS & RESTAURATEUR ‘GOLDEN GOBLET’ AWARD AT “WOMEN WHO INSPIRE” AWARDS GALA IN NYC ON APRIL 20TH April 22, 2015, Purcellville, VA –...

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I, Whiskey interviews about whiskey, his…

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Makes a Documentary on Whiskey A while back, CEI visited our distillery, whipped up some interviews, and visited Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington DC. The result...

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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

Catoctin Creek Bottling Day Workshop

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY on SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 at 10:00am. Volunteers wanted. We'll buy breakfast for all that attend.  This is always such a...

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Smithsonian at 8

A Toast to D.C. - In Partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Connect with us on Twitter #SMITHSONIANat8 Tourists may think of it as a town of monuments, but...

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BUNCEAROO Presents! Matt Duke and Andrea Nardello! Live at Catoctin Creek!

An Intimate Evening with Matt Duke & Andrea Nardello! Nestled in the distillery, enjoy a one-of-a-kind event with great music in a fantastic venue. What: BUNCEAROO Presents! Matt Duke and Andrea Nardello Where: Catoctin Creek...

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