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At the very heart of Epicurience Virginia, the Grand Tasting is a culinary adventure like no other. This day-long edible showcase brings farm-to-table food, award-winning wines, notable chefs, live bands, and lots of other delicious diversions to the grounds of gorgeous Morven Park.

Guests of the Grand Tasting will experience a whirlwind of activity options in Leesburg’s picturesque garden estate, from chef demos and wine seminars and pop-up wine shops.  (Pssst! Catoctin will be there with a GORGEOUS specialty cocktail for the day!)

  • Sip! There’ll be a multitude of unique Virginia wines to sample from boutique producers and master winemakers.
  • Taste! From cheese makers to pie bakers, celebrated chefs to artisanal producers, the grand tasting tent will feature delectable samples of perfectly paired local cuisines.
  • Learn! Seminars will run throughout the day in the Education Tent, schooling visitors on all things Virginia wine – grape varietals, growing conditions, tasting notes, and more.
  • Watch! Some of the region’s best chefs will slice, dice, and showcase their talents in the Chef Demonstration Tent. Talented toques from 2013′s event included Chef Kazuhiro Okochi of KAZ Sushi Bistro and Chef Roberto Donna of Al Dente Ristorante demonstrating their kitchen prowess.
  • Shop! There’ll be glasses, bottles, and other wine swag for sale so tasters can take some Virginia wine home or share a bottle with friends and family on the lawn.

Rain or shine, this bucolic Loudoun County backdrop will play host to one unforgettable event. Sure to sell out, it’s an epic afternoon for anyone who’s a fan of the edible arts – and an exciting glimpse at the delectable options that abound in DC’s Wine Country.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase!

Hotel Packages and Transportation Packages also available!


EpicurienceMagnolia's at the Mill

Magnolia's at the MillIn conjunction with Epicurience Virginia, Visit Loudoun, Magnolia's at the Mill, and Saveur magazine, please join Catoctin Creek as we invite you to a delicious four course dinner at Magnolia's at the Mill.  Our dinner will begin at 6:30pm at Catoctin Creek Distillery, as Scott and Becky, founders of the distillery, greet you with warm smiles and cool cocktails.  We'll tour the distillery and describe for you the magic behind the whisky business.  This sets the stage perfectly for the second part of the evening:  dinner!

After your private tour of the distillery, we'll walk together a short stroll to Magnolia's, where the table will be set for a delicious four course dinner, expertly paired with Catoctin Creek cocktails designed by Magnolia's.  Scott and Becky will join you for dinner, as we describe for you the intricacies of pairing cocktails with meals.  It will be a wonderful August evening!

Epicurience is a celebration of food, wine, spirits and culture in Virginia!  Sponsored by Visit Loudoun, Epicurience is a festival weekend of dinners, the grand tasting event at Morven Park, the 1940's festival at Oatlands, and so much more!  Check it out at

What: Cocktail pairing dinner at Magnolia's

We will start with a tour and introduction at:

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, Virginia

Then we will take a leisurely walk down to:

Magnolia's at the Mill
198 N 21st St
Purcellville, Virginia

When: Sunday, August 31, 2014
6:30pm - 9:00pm

$85/person, all inclusive.

Advance purchase required:

Special Dietary Needs:


Our Menu for the Evening

First Course
Grilled Margherita Shrimp
Watermelon Sorbet, Candied Watermelon Rind
Cucumber Gin Fizz/Catoctin Gin

Second Course
Spicy Chef’s Blend Salad
Chef’s Local Micro Lettuce Blend, Panko Crusted Pistachio Goat Cheese,
Watermelon Radish Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette
Col. Chamberlin/Mosby Spirit

Third Course
Elk Osso Bucco
Mixed Herb Gnocchi, Pinot Blackberry Reduction
Magnolias Old Fashion/Catoctin Rye

Fourth Course
Chocolate Covered Avocado Cheesecake
Brandy Alexander/ Catoctin Brandy 1757

Aldie MillNOW IN OUR FOURTH YEAR!! This event is HUGELY popular, and space is extremely limited, so do not miss your chance to enjoy this wonderful event!

Join us for a unique and intimate evening with old friends and new as we taste five exquisite whiskeys paired with delicious food, all in the historic 19th century Aldie Mill.

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2013
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Where: Aldie Mill
Aldie, Virginia
Price: $100 per person

Aldie MillOur meal for the evening will be a five-course affair, pairing special foods with each of the five whiskeys, and prepared by Great Blue Heron Catering. Courses will include cheeses, appetizer, salad, main course, & dessert. For those who choose, you may end the evening with a cigar to accompany your final dram.

This event will be made even more special with the addition of a tour and grinding demonstration of Aldie Mill by award-wining miller Mike Devine. Loudoun County’s own Catoctin Creek Distillery owner Scott Harris will provide commentary on each of the whiskeys, and local historian Rich Gillespie will share stories throughout the evening of the mill’s history, including the Civil War adventures of John Singleton Mosby, Confederate partisan fighter whose escapades included activity at the mill and in & around the village of Aldie.

Visit and check out our local inns and B&Bs. Plan to visit our local shops, and make a weekend of it in the village of Aldie!

Reservations are required in order to enjoy this special evening of whiskeys & history. Contact Ms. Dale Hook at NVRPA headquarters, 703-352-5900 to purchase your tickets.

Aldie Mill is a property of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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
Special Dietary Needs:

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!

BUNCEAROO Presents!An Intimate Evening with Chris Ayer

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

What: BUNCEAROO Presents! Chris Ayer
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.

Chris AyerAbout the Artists:  Chris Ayer

Ayer 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.

Sponsored by BUNCEAROO Presents!


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

$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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