Catoctin Creek is thrilled to host a monthly cocktail dinner at distillery on Main Street in Old Town Purcellville.

MusselsEnjoy a private tour of the distillery from owners, Scott and Becky Harris. Becky will guide you through the process of making whisky, and Scott will describe for you the wonderful history of our "new" building, which is nearly 100 years old.

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. Chefs Rosati and Aros are formerly of Lansdowne Resort, and have combined talents to provide exquisite dining for our new venue!

Oh, and did I say cocktails? Yes, Scott & Becky Harris will personally craft cocktails expertly paired with your dinner! This will be a magical evening, and one not to miss!!

What: Dinner at Catoctin Creek
Where: 120 W. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia
When: One Friday each month, listed below
Tour begins at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:00pm

 

Select your Dinner Date
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Pre-purchase required, and only 30 seats are available for this exclusive event.

Refundable within two weeks of the event, and non-refundable thereafter, since we must purchase food and prepare for your spot after this time. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person and let us know.

Click on the following images to view full-sized photos from one of our dinners:

Becky Tour Chef Creme Brulee Discerning Drinker Mussels Scott

Read MoreDinner at the Distillery, with cocktails and more!

Join us at Graffiato as we partner up with Devil’s Backbone Brewery, and Catoctin Creek Distillery for two evenings of whiskey, beer, & Italian-inspired small plates.

The Beer & Spirits Dinners will feature a unique four-course meal prepared by Chef Jose Adorno and the Graffiato team.  Each course is paired with a beer from Devil’s Backbone and a spirit from Catoctin Creek.

Tickets are available for either Monday, September 29th or Tuesday, September 30th from 7-10 p.m.  The cost per person is $97.50, including tax and gratuity.  For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the below links:

September 29th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graffiato-beer-spirits-dinner-w-devils-backbone-catoctin-creek-tickets-12494285745

September 30th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graffiato-beer-spirits-dinner-w-devils-backbone-catoctin-creek-tickets-12494476315

Date: Monday, Oct. 29-30
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Graffiato DC
707 6th St. NW
Washington, DC
Price: $97.50 inclusive

 

Bridgewater RyeBefore Scotch, before bourbon, there was rye whiskey!  Many people don't realize the important history that rye whiskey played in the United States.  Before the Revolutionary War, rum was the predominant spirit of the colonies, but after the revolution, the British cut the colonists from sources of sugar cane.  America had to look internally for a source for distilled spirits, and rye grain was abundant and easily available.  George Washington distilled rye whiskey at Mount Vernon, and the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania was fought over rye whiskey.  Bourbon and Scotch came much, much later.  Rye was king!

We love this history, so we are thrilled to have obtained exactly one bottle of rye whiskey that was bottled in 1914.  An anonymous donor has requested that we open and taste the contents of this bottle of whiskey that has been in his family since before Prohibition.  The whiskey is called "Bridgewater Rye Whiskey", distilled in 1906 at the Eagle Distillery in Standley, KY, and bottled in bond in 1914, exactly 100 years ago!  This 8 year old spirit is still sealed with its tax stamp.  We'll open it and share tastes of this one of a kind spirit this one night only.

You will never have an event like this again.  Do not miss this!

There is no fee to participate, but you must be a VIP member to receive an invitation to this event.  For more details on the VIP club, please click here.

Date: Sunday, October 19
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St
Purcellville, VA
Price: Free, for VIP members only

 


Eagle Distillery, Stanley, Kentucky

BUNCEAROO Presents!An Intimate Evening with Chris Ayer / Luke Brindley

Nestled in the distillery, enjoy a one-of-a-kind event with great music in a fantastic venue.

What: BUNCEAROO Presents! Chris Ayer & Luke Brindley
Where: Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St.
Purcellville, Virginia
When: Friday, September 26, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Price: $25

Must be 21 years old to attend. Advanced tickets may be purchased online here.

About the Artists:  Chris Ayer

Chris AyerAyer grew up in McLean, Virginia, and got his start singing along to old cassette tapes of Elvis and Paul Simon on car rides. When his dad got him his first guitar as a teen, he started writing songs that same day. After moving to northern California, he started sharing his songs locally, while studying philosophy and music at Stanford University.

Though his songwriting started as a hobby, it quickly became his main focus. "Honestly, I started school thinking I'd study physics, but that changed real fast. And while people around me were playing music and writing songs here and there as a break, playing and writing became all I wanted to do." Though studies in music theory & history at first informed his songwriting, the dry academics of a regimented music department became increasingly uninspiring for him. It was Ayer's interest in philosophy and his affinity to the lyrical elements of poetry that ultimately gave voice to his writing. The works of writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, and Rumi, as well as songwriters such as Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen make a significant impact on Ayer's own lyrics.

About the Artists:  Luke Brindley

Luke Brindley“ONE OF THE YEAR‘S BEST ROOTS ROCK RELEASES.” - THE WASHINGTON POST “EXQUISITE.” - PERFORMING SONGWRITER “HIS OWN COMPELLING MUSICAL VOICE.” - ACOUSTIC GUITAR “CONCISE GUITAR DRIVEN POWER POP… FANS OF GIN BLOSSOMS AND WILCO WILL SWOON.”- ROLLING STONE “ONE OF THE TOP 12 DEBUT RECORDS OF THE YEAR.” - PASTE

Luke Brindley is arguably the most promising singer/songwriter to emerge from the Washington, DC area in years. With his new EP Five Songs, the New Jersey raised DC-based artist affirms his relevance among leading young singer/songwriters. The EP follows on the heels of his highly praised, self-titled record called “one of the best roots-rock records of the year” by The Washington Post.

Luke has released four critically acclaimed albums in the last five years, garnering praise from numerous national publications. Equally at home on the stage, The Washington Times says of his live performance “no song goes untouched by the energy an pure infectious joy of Luke’s performance…a mastery of pop songcraft and stagecraft.”

In the last year he won a 2008 Washington Area Music Association award for Best Contemporary Folk Album of the Year and was a finalist in the 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, the 2008 Paste / Cayamo singer/songwriter Contest, the 2008 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, a 2007- 2008 Artist in Residence at the Strathmore Center, 2007 and 2008 Performing Songwriter Top 12 DIY, and more.

Luke is not your typical rock star. Though he appears to have all of the ingredients included in the modern recipe; young, good looking, rebel dress and incredible talent, his music draws from another time - it is reminiscent of artists some decades ago who focused on the timeless art of songwriting.

When asked about his influences he names artists from the classic singer/songwriter pantheon such as Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison, the straight-forward American songwriters like Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt and Paul Westerberg, the elegance of Nick Drake and early Bruce Cockburn, the rawness and simplicity of early American and guitar work of D’Gary, Michael Hedges and Ali Farka Toure and also authors and poets like Thomas Merton, Rilke, James Wright, and Rumi.

Married to his high school sweetheart (a la Bono and fellow Jersey born rocker Jon Bon Jovi), compassion and the challenge of keeping love alive in a modern and dangerous world are recurring themes in Luke’s music and his life. His life-long pursuit of music has led him to travels in West Africa, Brazil and Eastern Europe and consistent touring across the country. He studied guitar at Rutgers with Ken Wessel, guitarist with free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, and built his main guitar himself. Luke and his brothers own Jammin’ Java, a 200-seat music club named one of the Top 100 Clubs by Pollstar Magazine.

No, definitely not typical.

Inspired by the early Motown recordings and the classic 70’s singer/songwriters records, his self-titled 2007 release was recorded live in the studio with minimal overdubs in only three days. The result is “a well-crafted and fairly seamless production, a collection of tunes that consistently makes the most of Brindley’s raspy voice, soulful delivery and impressive guitar work”, says The Washington Post. The Brindley Brothers’ 2004 release on Paste Records, Playing With the Light, was hailed by The Washington Post as “magical…a pop/rock gem…an early contender for one of the best albums of 2004” and was named by Paste Magazine as one of the Top 12 Debut Records of 2004. Filled With Fire, released in July 2006, produced by Jim Ebert (Matthew Ryan, Butch Walker) was called “a sterling example of mature musicianship” by The Washington Post.

Luke is currently in the studio recording new material.

Grant FrazierAbout the Artists:  Grant Frazier

Artist Grant Frazier is an unlikely poet, a gifted creator of catchy melodies, and a surprisingly passionate voice that makes people feel deeply. Grant's music represents the inner workings of a thoughtful man. He is an old soul, focused on the meaningful details of esoteric images, musings and dreamy visions, and provocative conversations that make sense out of the day-to-day. His music touches the heart, relates to the crowd, and goes home with the audience where they play it over and over again.

Grant Frazier's first public performance was last summer at a University of Virginia Leadership on the Lawn Camp's Talent Show. Stoic, quiet, and physically intimidating, Grant hardly said a thing all week until he sat down at the piano, looked directly at his peers, pulled out his Ray Bans while slowly grinning at the crowd, and began playing his original song, Fly. The crowd went wild and he has been performing to standing room only concerts ever since.

Grant performed Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World at the Carver Center's Martin Luther King Day Celebration and The National Anthem at a Loudoun Valley Assembly He has also performed at the Loudoun Valley Cystic Fibrosis Talent Show Benefit, The Loudoun Valley Sleep-in For the Homeless, Market Street Coffee, Beautiful South, and Barrel Oak Winery in Middleburg.

Grant Frazier will perform in Gainsville, Georgia on April 8, 2014, at the Brenau University Sofa Sessions by special invitation from Bruce Burch, who is a Country Music Hall of Fame Member and writer of two number one songs for Reba McEntire. Grant is also mentored by Kristi Fitzwater, Gospel Music Lyricist. Grant performs with Chords and Keys and solo.

Published poet Grant Frazier is a Junior at Loudoun Valley High School where he plays Varsity Football and Basketball, plays trombone and sings in the Award Winning Loudoun Valley Jazz Band, a member of Math Honors Club, National Honor Society, and Loudoun Valley Men's Leadership Group. He will represent Loudoun Valley High School this summer when he attends Johns Hopkins University for the 2014 Careers in Medicine/Advanced Medicine and Health Care. He hopes to attend University of Virginia and study medicine while he continues his music career. 

 

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BUNCEAROO Presents!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 Distillery
120 W. Main St.
Purcellville, Virginia
When: Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Price: $30-35

Must be 21 years old to attend or with a guardian. Advanced tickets may be purchased online here.

About the Artists:  Pat McGee

Pat McGee

Pat McGee, fresh out of studio time in Los Angeles, California as well as locally here in Virginia, makes his Buncearoo debut at Catoctin Creek Distilling. Even though Pat has headlined Wolf Trap 7 times, he feels right at home with these intimate performances in alternative venues, giving music fans something truly unique. After 20 years of touring and in the finishing stages of his 10th album, there are many songs to be sung and stories to be told.

Pat has had one heck of a 2014! He started off the year with roaring success--a 200% funded Kickstarter campaign to record songs that he wrote while being inspired by the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement.

Then in May, his Down The Hatch OBX festival was a massive success hosting over 250 hardcore music fans and many of the nations finest artists (Luke Brindley, Tony Lucca, Matt Duke, Michael Tolcher, Keaton Simons, Stephen Kellogg, Ellis Paul and more!).

In June he headed to LA to record his 10th album with his dream band, the same players who shaped a majority of the music being recorded in Southern California in the 70's. Pat was joined in a legendary Hollywood studio for one week with Russ Kunkel on drums, Leland Sklar on bass, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel & Jeff Pevar on guitars along with many surprise guests. With this amazing team, Pat has created his best work to date. Look for a release towards the end of the year as well as a full fledged documentary about the entire process.

Pat is a local NOVA guy--starting his career back in high school playing area Battle of the Bands competitions and has since gone on to perform for The President as well headline Wolf trap, as well as Jiffy Lube (back when It was called Nissan!), with Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac and Jimmy Buffett. For all you Rock Boat fans, Pat McGee Band sailed on nine straight cruises!

About the Artists: Patrick McAloon

Patrick McAloon

Fresh-eclectic-mature-melodic-magical. These are just a few of the words used to describe angels and ferris wheels, the debut album by Patrick McAloon, a twenty-four-year-old, Providence, RI based singer/songwriter. Released in July 2002, angels and ferris wheels, a full-band electric offering, appeals to a wide audience because of the variety, authenticity, and energy of the songs. Tracks range from rock to blues and folk, all performed with amazing vocal and musical power. Patrick's fan base reflects the eclectic nature of his songs: "When I look out to the crowd, I see loyal fans from ages 15 to 50 and everywhere in between." It is this ability to appeal to a variety of people coupled with Patrick's masterful talent that make his new album and his live shows incredible experiences.

Patrick can't remember a time when music wasn't an essential part of his life. "My mother always said that I was singing as soon as I could talk. My dad played guitar, taught me some chords, and I was hooked." Patrick got his first guitar when he was in junior high school, and by the age of 15, he was playing in clubs and had already begun to form what would become the band "dahlia".

From 1996 to 1998, "dahlia" was widely embraced throughout the New England region, and during part of this time, Patrick was also attending Boston's Berklee College of Music. With 200 or more shows a year, sometimes three or four shows a week, Patrick found his life as a full-time student in a full-time band challenging but inspiring.

After a successful two-and-a-half year stint, "dahlia" came to an end as members decided to pursue their own interests. For Patrick, this split brought about a time of change and growth in both his personal and professional lives. He married his long-time love Robin, and together, they started a family with their beautiful baby Ruby. Meanwhile, Patrick was using his creativity and collaborating with other musicians, especially songwriter and Patrick's musical partner, Don Jutras. Patrick's love of the energy he gets from performing brought him back out to clubs soon enough. "I agreed to play at a local Irish pub, and I saw it as an opportunity to get my feet wet again. We didn't really publicize the gig, but when I got there, the place was packed with old fans of dahlia's and new people who had heard about me through others. The feeling was just amazing."

Patrick's musical artistry, both in terms of his vocal range and tone and his masterful guitar work, is what keeps bringing fans back for more. This passion and energy have been captured in the studio as well. His debut album was recorded between February 2001 and June 2002 while Patrick balanced his family life and a full-time job as an art director. "I worked on the album for a few hours after work when I could and on weekends. The album was mainly created in the studio in terms of the arrangements. We had vague ideas of how we wanted the songs to sound, and we let them take shape in the studio. Sometimes I would spend a day banging my head against the wall, but then on other days, everything would just click," says Patrick.

Patrick's patience and his collaboration with other musicians definitely paid off. This album is an eclectic and original group of tracks that reflects Patrick's variety of influences that include Counting Crows, Sting, David Gray, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Jeff Buckley, Willy Porter, and Aimee Mann. "I like so many different kinds of music. I can listen to almost anything and get excited about it. Inspiration is everywhere." angels and ferris wheels is receiving high praise from fans who have known Patrick's work for years and from those who are just becoming exposed to this young artist's extraordinary talent.

With the debut album, Patrick McAloon Band will continue playing in the New England area with some occasional solo performances by Patrick. They are also planning tours that will find them throughout the United States. Patrick's humble, passionate songs interlaced with haunting hooks and mature, socially-conscious lyrics are sure to catch the attention and devotion of many new fans as he begins the next stage in his astounding musical career.

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Playing One Night Only!  Live at Catoctin Creek!

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”.

What: Jim Malcolm at Catoctin Creek
Where: Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St.
Purcellville, Virginia
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price:

$25, advanced tickets may be purchased here.

Only 50 tickets will be available.  This concert WILL sell out!

 

Read MoreAll the way from Scotland! Jim Malcolm Concert at the Distillery!
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