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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Product Family Earns Big Awards at National Whiskey Competition

| News 2024
Catoctin Creek Product Family

Three products score Gold, Platinum and Double-Platinum at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards

PURCELLVILLE, VA. (May 20, 2024) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, won a slew of awards at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards.   Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof earned a DOUBLE-PLATINUM, Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earned a PLATINUM, and Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled-In-Bond Rye earned GOLD.  That makes a clean sweep of the three products entered into the competition this year.

The ASCOT Awards is an international spirits competition created by spirits personality and veteran tasting judge, Fred Minnick. The competition provides a unique opportunity for distillers to have their products recognized through Fred’s YouTube channel, social media, news articles, newsletters, and festival.  The competition is judged blindly by a respectable council of tasters, including Susan Reigler, Clay Risen, Tiffanie Barriere, Peggy Noe Stevens, Deyana Jones-Reid, Francesco Lafranconi and, of course, Fred Minnick himself, among many others.

“This is HUGE!!” said Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek. “It is always nice to win some medals, but to sweep the awards with medals for everything we submitted is rare and really exciting!  Fred has assembled an incredible panel of judges, all of whom represent the top of their art.  We're honored to be recognized in this amazing competition.”

More information about the award can be located, here.

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 throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Europe. 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.

ASCOT Awards Double Platinum 2024

Double Platinum

Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
ASCOT Awards Platinum 2024


Hot Honey Rye
ASCOT Awards Gold 2024


Rabble Rouser