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 Roundstone Rye receives o…

Paste Magazine regularly reviews spirits and beers, and they recently picked up a bottle of Roundstone Rye 80 Proof, our flagship spirit.  Graham Averill writes: In a world where much of...

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Catoctin Creek named Finalist in the 201…

The Good Food Awards has named two of Catoctin Creek's products -- Roundstone Rye 80 Proof and Roundstone Rye 92 Proof -- in their 2018 spirits category.  The press release...

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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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Holiday Wreath Workshop

  NOV 30   Holiday Wreath Workshop at Catoctin Creek with Beaumont House Design 6:00pm—8:00pm 'Tis the season for beautiful wreaths and delicious artisan cocktails. Join Beaumont House and Catoctin Creek Distillery for an evening of...

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Repeal Day Party with Deanna Danger

  DEC 5   Repeal Day Party with Deanna Danger! 7:30pm—11:00pm Join us on Tuesday night, December 5th, in celebrating Repeal Day with an ass-kicking cocktail party!  Your ticket includes the first round of drinks, heavy...

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  DEC 7   Charity Jewelry Show -- Support the fight against childhood brain cancer 6:00pm—8:00pm Buy jewelry...support the fight against childhood brain cancer! Sparkle for a Cause is committed to cracking the cure. Come sip signature cocktails while...

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