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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earns SILVER at American Craft Spirits Awards

| News 2024
Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

The Virginia Rye Whisky℠ distillery wins silver at premier industry competition

DENVER, CO. (March 5, 2024) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, earned a silver medal for it's Hot Honey Rye at the 2024 American Craft Spirits Association Awards in Denver, Colorado. The ACSA awards are the only industry-lead competition which performs double-blind evaluation by experts in the trade.

The American Craft Spirits Association is the only national association of craft distillers governed by craft distillers. Now in its eleventh year, the ACSA advocates for craft spirits in all aspects of the industry, from education to best practices, government affairs to consumer accessibility. More information about ACSA can be found at

“We are delighted to win this silver medal,” said Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek. “The ACSA competition has always been the most strict, most difficult to medal in. Getting a bronze at ACSA is like getting gold in any other competition. We couldn't be happier with the results.”

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 Follow Catoctin Creek on Instagram, Blue Sky, Mastodon and Facebook.

ACSA Silver 2024


Hot Honey Rye