About Us

Becky Harris, Chief Distiller

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.

True Craft, Inspired by Tradition.

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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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Latest News

Becky Harris, The Collaborator - Wine En…

Fantastic article in Wine Enthusiast magazine about how Becky Harris, our president and chief distiller, loves to collaborate with local wineries and breweries.  This article, by Kara Newman, highlights our...

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Happy February from Catoctin Creek!

Photo Credit: Emily Degn, @thewanderroute Winter Greetings! February is here, which means that 2018 is well underway!  And what a start to the new year it's been!  We've been so extremely busy...

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Catoctin Creek announces major national …

Award-winning craft distillery will be available in 10 new states starting in February 2018 Total Wine to carry Catoctin Creek products nationwide PURCELLVILLE, VA—Catoctin Creek Distilling Company announces a major expansion of the brand nationally...

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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

Women Who Mix It Up: Distillers and Brewers

  MAR 3   Women Who Mix It Up: Distillers and Brewers 4:00pm—5:00pm Women have worked hard to win some of the most rewarding and difficult jobs in a male- dominated industry – distilling fine spirits...

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Winchester Brew Works Collaboration Dinner

  MAR 4   Winchester Brew Works + Catoctin Creek at Bright Box 5:00pm—8:00pm Bright Box has joined delicious forces with Winchester Brew Works AND Catoctin Creek Distilling Company for our next Dinner. Join us at...

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We the Women at National Archives

  MAR 9   We the Women at the National Archives 7:00pm—9:00pm Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. Speakeasies, specialty cocktails and tasting stations from women-owned and led businesses including Drink Company, Columbia Room...

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