Awards & Accolades

F. Paul Pacult Spirit Journal 5-star Recommendation 2016 Good Food Awards Winner Green Biz Platinum

Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Beverage Testing Institute 2016 American Whiskey Masters 2016 Icons of Whisky 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Gold Wizards of Whisky Gold Virginia Distiller of the Year Artisan Awards Gold The Fifty Best Gold The Fifty Best Gold Green Business Gold 2013 Good Food Awards Gold Seal

Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 American Whisky Masters 2016 American Whisky Masters 2016 LA 2016 Silver SFWSC 2015 Silver Wizards of Whisky Silver Watershed Gin takes silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye takes bronze medal for rye whiskey at ADI in 2011

USC 2015 87 pts USC 2011 87 pts

Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2011 Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2010 Roundstone Rye Cask Proof takes bronze medal for rye whisky at ADI in 2013 Roundstone Rye takes bronze medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013 New York International Spirits Competition Bronze

USA Today 10 Best

The RAMMYS 2015

Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Washington Post Editors' Pick
Virginia's Finest

"Virginia's Most Awarded Whisky!"

London • New York • San Francisco

"Do what you have to do to buy a bottle...or two."
— F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016

"The company’s flagship Roundstone Rye is taking off way beyond its small-town roots."
Fox News, November 2015

"While many craft spirits claim the title of 'handmade,' Catoctin walks the walk with its line of whiskeys, gins, and brandies"
Southern Living, January 2015

"While gins can be all over the map these days, Watershed comes across with clear focus. Beautiful juniper nose and taste, with practically no alcohol harshness... Incredibly balanced... I just wanted to sit back and enjoy it."
Forbes, January 2015

"A huge rye! Great fun!"
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2015 edition

"Everything they do seems to be imbued with same sense of effortless innovation and unassuming elegance."
MicroShiner, February 2015

"You can't ever go wrong with Catoctin Creek."
Men's Journal, September 3, 2014

"That's how rye is made."
The Washington Post, September 11, 2014

"A vibrant flavor, fresh on the palate. There's some juicy banana on the finish and a nice velvety mouthfeel."
— Max Watman, author Chasing the White Dog and Liquor.com contributor

Product Awards

  • ★★★★★/Highest Recommendation - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Watershed Gin
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Braddock Oak Rye
  • GOLD - American Whiskey Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • WINNER - Good Food Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 and US Craft Other Grain Whiskey of the Year - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2015 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Artisan Awards 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Good Food Awards 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2012 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing institute (91 points, Exceptional) - Watershed Gin
  • ★★★★/Highly Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Mosby's Spirit
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - American Whisky Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - American Whiskey Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2011 - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - The Fifty Best - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing institute (85 points, Highly Recommended) - Mosby's Spirit
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Mosby's Spirit
  • ★★★/Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • ★★★/Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - New York International Spirits Competition - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • BRONZE - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Mosby's Spirit
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Whiskey Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • 89 POINTS - Tasting Panel Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 89 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • 87 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Watershed Gin
  • 85 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 80 POINTS - Whisky Advocate Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • VIRGINIA'S FINEST - Roundstone Rye, Mosby's Spirit, Watershed Gin

Company Awards

Latest News

We made the New York Times TOP TEN Young…

Absolutely stunning!  It is like a dream come true!   Eric Asimov, writing for the New York Times, does an amazingly in-depth story on the scarcity of old rye whiskey and...

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Local Distillers Highlighted in the Wash…

We've been in the Washington Post "Going Out Guide" before.  It's always super nice to be covered in this esteemed newspaper. This month, Fritz Hahn did a fantastic story on the...

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Press Release: Catoctin Creek Watershed…

Watershed Gin gets 92 points "Exceptional" rating at the 2016 Beverage Testing Institute tastings.    Chicago, IL (December 2, 2016) – The 2016 Beverage Testing Institute has awarded Catoctin Creek a gold medal for their Watershed Gin. The awards...

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Contact Us

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel (540) 751-8404


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Latest Events

Brookland's Finest

DEC 6, 13, 20, 27   Distiller Dinner Series at Brookland's Finest in DC Evening Dinner November was such a hit, we're going to keep it going in December!  Each Tuesday in the month of...

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Bacon and Bourbon

DEC 8   Bacon and Bourbon Festival in DC 6:00pm—9:30pm Join Washington City Paper at Bacon & Bourbon: A Whiskey Festival for an evening of bacon, bourbon, beer, bites, and bluegrass at the Former Residence...

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Virginia ABC Tastings with John Shope (3)

DEC 9   Free Catoctin Creek Tastings at ABC Stores in Kingstowne / Alexandria, VA 3:00pm—8:00pm Join our Virginia Ambassador, John Shope, at select Virginia ABC stores to enjoy complimentary tastings of our award winning...

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