About Us

The Catoctin Creek Family

Great Seal of Catoctin Creek - 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 Roundstone Rye receives n…

Flagship Roundstone Rye® receives national honor. November 10, 2015, Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek received national press this week as it's flagship product, Roundstone Rye whisky–a small-batch, single barrel, hand-crafted whisky...

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November 2015 News

Happy November!  Welcome to November!  There is so much fun stuff lined up for the rest of this year, you won't want to miss out!  In an effort not to deluge your...

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Pamela's Punch Profiles Scott & Beck…

Melinda Contreras does a really cute profile on Scott & Becky for Pamela's Punch, a drinks and lifestyle blog.  It's a really nice look behind the flashy copper equipment at...

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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

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00am. Volunteers wanted. We'll buy breakfast for all that attend.  This is always such a...

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Dinner at the Distillery, with cocktails and more!

Photo courtesy Whiskey Cats and used with permission. Catoctin Creek is thrilled to host a monthly cocktail dinner at distillery on Main Street in Old Town Purcellville. Enjoy a private tour of the...

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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris

Ever wonder where the cocktail came from? What were the primary influences of the early bartenders? How did Prohibition affect the cocktail? What spirits were widely available before/during/after Prohibition? What's the difference between a...

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