About Us

The Catoctin Creek Family

Great Seal of Catoctin Creek
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Thus always to rye!

Original art by Maya Renfro

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. And kosher is another way to respect the tradition of high quality foods.

L'Chaim!

Latest News

Thirteen Distillers Unanimously Opposed …

October 30, 2014 — Today, thirteen Virginia Distillers sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe, in opposition to the Governor's proposal to raise spirits taxes in the Commonwealth of Virginia yet...

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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Receives …

October 30, 2014, Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek has been awarded the Platinum Award, the highest level achievable, in the Loudoun Dulles Green Business Challenge. The Loudoun Dulles Green Business Challenge...

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Two Gold Medals in One Week!

Last week, we learned that we received not one, but two gold medals in a single week!  Fantastic news!! The Artisan Awards and the Fifty Best both awarded the Roundstone...

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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

Cask Proof Release at Catoctin Creek Distillery

A first of a kind:  "Brandy Finished Rye"! It's that time of year again! Our newest expression of Roundstone Rye CASK PROOF will be released this month. We're releasing Roundstone Rye...

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BUNCEAROO Presents! Pat McGee! Live at Catoctin Creek!

An Intimate Evening with Pat McGee! Nestled in the distillery, enjoy a one-of-a-kind event with great music in a fantastic venue. What: BUNCEAROO Presents! Pat McGee Where: Catoctin Creek Distillery120 W. Main St.Purcellville, Virginia When: Friday, November...

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All the way from Scotland! Jim Malcolm Concert at the Distillery!

Playing One Night Only!  Live at Catoctin Creek! {youtube}cYq0l-MmBnw|400|200|0{/youtube} Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of...

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