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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August 2017 News

Happy August!    Catoctin Creek in Pennsylvania! We are very pleased to announce Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye has been chosen by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to be a regular "listed" item...

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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Distilling…

Initial launch to feature award-wining Roundstone Rye, a pre-Prohibition style rye whisky made from 100-percent rye grain Virginia-based craft distillery sources regional grain, including rye grown in Pennsylvania PURCELLVILLE, VA, July 24...

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Old Tom Gin in Garden and Gun

Many thanks to Wayne Curtis, writing for Garden and Gun, in this feature on Old Tom Gin and our special Pearousia barrel version.  Wayne writes: For the Pearousia Barrel Old Tom Watershed...

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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

Polo in the Park

  JUL-AUG SAT   Polo in the Park with Catoctin Creek 7:00pm—11:00pm Each Saturday night in July and August, join us at Morven Park for Polo in the Park! Catoctin Creek is the official whiskey and...

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Dinner at the Distillery, with cocktails and more!

  AUG 18   Dinner at the Distillery 7:00pm—9:30pm Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal produce and local suppliers, prepared by Chefs Wes Rosati and Maria Aros of The Wandering Chef. Enjoy a private...

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

  AUG 21   Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 1:00pm—4:00pm This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!  On August 21st, between 1pm and 4pm (peaking at 2:41pm), the sun will be almost completely eclipsed by the...

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