Certified Organic & Kosher

Certified Organic

Catoctin Creek is certified organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic.

USDA OrganicWhy organic? Our organic spirits, and the ingredients that go into them, are free from synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers--chemicals which would come through in the distillates we produce.  The water we use is filtered for purity. We are independently inspected each year to ensure our compliance with regulations governing the production of organic food.

In short, the organic label guarantees you a high level of transparency and accountability in how we produce our spirits. It underscores our commitment to providing you the highest quality spirits and to protecting and restoring our environment.

Nutrition LabelAt Catoctin Creek, we are proud to offer one of the nation’s only lines of organic spirits. If you have any questions concerning our organic certification, please contact us.  Nutrition Facts for all of our products are available by clicking the image to the right.

Certified by PCOOur certifier, Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) assures the integrity of organic agricultural products through education, inspection, and certification of growers, processors and handlers. PCO is a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock and livestock products in Pennsylvania and adjoining states. PCO is also accredited under International Standards Organization (ISO) Guide 65 and the Conseil des Appellations Agroalimentaires du Québec.

Organic certificate can be downloaded here.


Certified Kosher

Catoctin Creek® is certified Kosher by the Star-K certification agency. Certification includes Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit, Organic Roundstone Rye Whisky (including the Cask Proof version), Organic Watershed Gin, Short Hill Mountain peach brandy, and Pearousia pear brandy, which all bear the Star-K certification mark.

Star-K CertifiedKosher certification is performed under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbis Moshe Heinemann and Eliyahu Shuman, who are among the world's foremost experts on Jewish law and kashrus, and Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, editor of Star-K’s quarterly journal, Kashrus Kurrents, and an expert on liquors and industrial kashrus.

We are proud to offer one of the nation’s only lines of Kosher spirits, and we are honored to be affiliated with Star-K who share our philosophies concerning quality organic and kosher foods, and stewardship of the planet we all share. If you have any questions concerning our Kosher certification, please contact us.

Kosher certificates can be downloaded here.


We're Vegan Too!

For those who keep a vegan diet, we occasionally get the question, "Are your products vegan?"

Yes, our products, are vegan. We use no animal-derived ingredients, nor any animal by-products for filtering or refining our product.

Sometimes, the question of yeast arises. Yeast is required in all fermented beverages, including beer, wine, kombucha, and of course, whiskey, gin and brandy. The yeast organism (Saccharomyces sp.) is a eukaryotic micro-organisms of the fungi kingdom, which means it is neither plant nor animal.  More about that here.

In short, if you can eat mushrooms, you can drink fermented beverages on a vegan diet.

Latest News

September 2015 News

September is Brandy Month!   At Catoctin Creek, brandy is a spirit that we've enjoyed making since we started the distillery in 2009.  And although other spirits such as whiskey, mezcal, rum...

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The Dominion Collective Profile

We have a nice profile of the distillery at The Dominion Collective.  Joe Fitzpatrick does a pretty comprehensive piece, for example, this quote on why we chose to be organic: For us...

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Brandy: A Beginner's Guide on Eater

The fabulous Jake Emen does a great story breaking down the types of brandy found worldwide.  A wonderful Brandy 101 for beginners: "The only times I really hear brandy referenced, it's...

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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

Epicurience Weekend! Chef's Dinner and VIP Tent!

Catoctin Creek will be participating in two wonderful events this year at Epicurience: Epicurience Virginia Opening Night Chefs Dinner - September 4th Enjoy an idyllic setting with country cuisine, a selection of...

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BUNCEAROO Presents! Marie Miller and Jesse Ruben! Live at Catoctin Creek!

An Intimate Evening with Marie Miller and Jesse Ruben! Nestled in the distillery, enjoy a one-of-a-kind event with great music in a fantastic venue. What: BUNCEAROO Presents! Marie Miller and Jesse Ruben Where: Catoctin Creek...

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Catoctin Creek Week in New York - September 8-11

Hey, New York!  Scott Harris, the founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek Distillery, will be touring around New York the second week in September!  If you live in the New...

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