CATOCTIN CREEK DISTILLING COMPANY WINS REGIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCER AT PACKED INDUSTRY GALA
June 7, 2015, Washington DC – Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced and celebrated winners in 21 award categories. The selection process for the winners involved two esteemed groups, the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, consisting of food and dining journalists, educators and foodservice industry professionals.
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company won in the category of Regional Food and Beverage Producer. Noted in the program for the evening, the RAMW highlighted the following about the Purcellville distillery:
A recent distribution expansion to Europe after half a decade of wowing the DMV ensures that soon the world will also appreciate these top shelf organic spirits distilled in Purcellville, Virginia.
Also nominated in the category were finalists: DC Brau Brewing Company, Dolci Gelati, Early Mountain Vineyards, and New Columbia Distillers.
"We are so incredibly honored by this award," said Scott Harris, co-founder of the distillery. "The first person I must thank is my wife, Becky, who gets up every morning to make the whisky. Just as importantly, I wish to thank all of the restaurants in the DC area who support what we do by buying our products. There's no place quite like DC for supporting local liquor! We are truly thankful!"
About The RAMMYS: Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for four consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants.
About Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW): The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.
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