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

February 2016 News

Join us for dinner on St. Valentine's Day! Bring that someone special in your life to an evening they'll not soon forget.  The evening begins with a private tour of the distillery from...

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Press Release: Catoctin Creek named in …

Catoctin Creek receives honors for Craft Producer, Master Distiller and Brand Ambassador of the Year Purcellville, VA (January 29, 2016) – Whisky Magazine recently announced their Icons of Whisky awards, and...

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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Roundston…

Roundstone Rye "92 Proof" named winner in 2016 Good Food Awards San Francisco, CA (January 15, 2016) – The Good Food Awards named Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye "92 Proof" a winner in...

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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

Dinner at the Distillery, with cocktails and more!

  FEB 14   Valentine's Day Dinner at the Distillery 7:00pm—9:30pm Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal produce and local suppliers, prepared by Chefs Wes Rosati and Maria Aros of The Wandering Chef. Enjoy...

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

  FEB 19   Art of the Cocktail Class – Toddies and Warm Cocktails 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this...

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Kings Mountain Malt Whisky Release

  FEB 20   Kings Mountain Malt Whisky Release 12:00pm—4:00pm Our first ever American Malt Whisky! Brewed in collaboration with Heritage Brewing in Manassas, Virginia, this limited quantity whisky will be available on a special release...

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