About Us

The Catoctin Creek Family

Roundel of Catoctin Creek Distillery, Purcellville, Virginia

Founded in 2009

Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley.  Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, we faithfully dedicate ourselves to that tradition, producing Virginia's most awarded whisky today—Roundstone Rye!

The name "Catoctin" is a regional name. Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton" which, legend has it, meant "place of many deer". Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the creek which flows picturesquely past the distillery and into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed.

At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. We source our grain and fruit from local and organic sources, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle we produce.

Sic semper secales! ® Thus always to rye!

 

Our Founders 

Scott and Becky Harris, photograph by Mark RhodesBecky Harris, Chief Distiller

Becky graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a chemical engineer, she worked at companies like Amoco, YDK America, and CIBA, specializing in industrial processes and production systems. Becky brought this knowledge and applied it to something she loved–making the finest distilled spirits in Virginia. Wine, grains, berries, it matters not. If there is a fruit, vegetable, tuber with starch or sugar in it, you can bet that Becky will try to distill it.

Scott Harris, General Manager

Scott graduated with honors from Georgia Tech. He spent the last twenty years building a software career in telecommunication systems and government IT solutions and traded it all in for the chance to own and run his own distillery. Liquors of all types are his greatest love (besides Becky, of course). Whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland and the United States. Brandy from France and Germany. And an eclectic German bitters called Boonekamp. "It's good for the digestive!" as his old German grandmother used to say.

At Catoctin Creek

Scott and Becky are happy to be doing something together that they love: Producing the finest spirits in Virginia, completely and truly by hand. At Catoctin Creek, high quality spirits are our passion.

Cheers!

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Catoctin Creek in Travel Channel

Nice mention on the Travel Channel web site: [O]ne of the top boutique rye makers in the country, Catoctin Creek Distilling in Purcellville, Virginia.Award-winners for their Virginia-crafted 80 and [92] proof...

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Happy Holidays from Catoctin Creek!

Seasons Greetings from Catoctin Creek This time of year, I am thankful for all of your support in helping Catoctin Creek become Virginia's most awarded whisky! Without great customers like you, we...

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Catoctin Creek included in Forbes' Holid…

If you're purchasing whiskey for the holidays, Forbes has a nice recommendation: us! Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. Roundstone Single Barrel Rye Whiskey &endash; Purcellville, VA (SRP $45) Delicate at first, this single-barrel...

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Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel (540) 751-8404


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Latest Events

The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris

  JAN 5   Art of the Cocktail Class – The Old Fashioned 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series...

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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris (2)

  JAN 12   Art of the Cocktail Class – Gin is in! Several gin cocktails 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for...

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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris (3)

  JAN 19   Art of the Cocktail Class – Martinis and bitters 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week...

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