Press Release: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company reacquires company from Constellation Brand Ventures
The family-owned distillery gets back to its roots to focus on distilling Virginia's most awarded rye whisky.
PURCELLVILLE, Va. (October 4, 2023) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Company reacquired the interest held in their Purcellville, Virginia-based business from Constellation Brands Ventures (CBV). Both Catoctin Creek and CBV agreed that now is the ideal time for the original owners to reclaim the CBV-owned share of the company in order to focus their full attention on craft innovation, new customer experiences, and additional product lines. Its flagship rye whisky portfolio, including Roundstone Rye, Rabble Rouser Rye, and Ragnarök Rye, will remain available for distribution, and the founders are excited to introduce new products, like the recently released Hot Honey Rye.
During this seven year relationship, CBV's investment helped Catoctin Creek build substantial improvements in its Virginia-based distillery, increasing production and warehouse capacity, improving our supply chain efficiency, and expanding distribution in the U.S.
"We greatly appreciate the support and resources that CBV provided us during this time together," remarked Scott Harris, Founder and General Manager, "and I am very excited about what the future holds."
In October, Catoctin Creek recently released their newest product in five years, Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye™, which is rolling out in markets across the United States.
About Catoctin Creek Distilling: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, was founded by Scott and Becky Harris in 2009. Inspired by the history and craft of Virginia, Catoctin Creek made a name for itself as the first legal distillery since Prohibition in Purcellville, Virginia’s Loudoun County. The independent craft distillery is home to Virginia’s most-awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye, which has been presented gold medals across the globe and stands out through its old-world production methods. Catoctin Creek prides itself on making rye whisky, gin, and seasonal brandy from local grains and fruits, with spirits available in 26 states and 2 continents. The Harris’ intricate attention to detail results in high quality internationally acclaimed products, including seasonal releases and private cask offerings, that recognize the true craft of Virginia spirits. For more information, call (540) 751-3294 or visit CatoctinCreek.com. Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Blue Sky, Mastodon and Facebook.