Organic & Kosher

Nutrition LabelUsing only organic ingredients

Why organic? Our spirits, and the organic ingredients that go into them, are free from synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers--chemicals which would come through in the distillates we produce.  The water we use is filtered for purity. Organic spirits are not necessarily healthier for you (it is whisky, after all!), but the taste is pure and clean and free from synthetic "off notes" of the petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides used on normal grain crops.  Producing organically is also more historically authentic, since the grains of the 1800's didn't have these chemicals either.  In short, being organic guarantees you the absolute highest level of quality obtainable, and we are doing our part to protect and restore the environment.

At Catoctin Creek, we are proud to offer one of the nation’s only lines of organic spirits. If you have any questions concerning our organic certification, please contact us.  

Nutrition Facts for all of our products are available by clicking the image to the right.


Certified Kosher

Catoctin Creek® is certified Kosher by the Star-K certification agency. Certification includes Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby's Spirit, Organic Roundstone Rye Whisky (including the Cask Proof version), Organic Watershed Gin, Short Hill Mountain peach brandy, and Pearousia pear brandy, which all bear the Star-K certification mark.

Star-K CertifiedKosher certification is performed under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbis Moshe Heinemann and Eliyahu Shuman, who are among the world's foremost experts on Jewish law and kashrus, and Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, editor of Star-K’s quarterly journal, Kashrus Kurrents, and an expert on liquors and industrial kashrus.

We are proud to offer one of the nation’s only lines of Kosher spirits, and we are honored to be affiliated with Star-K who share our philosophies concerning quality organic and kosher foods, and stewardship of the planet we all share. If you have any questions concerning our Kosher certification, please contact us.

Kosher certificates can be downloaded here.


Our Products are Gluten Free!

We get asked a lot if our spirits are gluten free. Federal limits for declaring products gluten free require no detectable gluten at <20ppm. Our samples tested showed no detectable gluten even at <5ppm.  So we exceed the federal definition of gluten free by four times.

But rye grain is full of gluten, you say! How can this be?  The answer is simple.  While it is true that rye grain is a large source of gluten, the distillation process removes gluten from the alcoholic distillates we produce. In layman's terms, the gluten molecules are too heavy to ascend the column in the pot still.

So, you can rest assured our products are gluten free.


We're Vegan Too!

For those who keep a vegan diet, we occasionally get the question, "Are your products vegan?"

Yes, our products, are vegan. We use no animal-derived ingredients, nor any animal by-products for filtering or refining our product.

Sometimes, the question of yeast arises. Yeast is required in all fermented beverages, including beer, wine, kombucha, and of course, whiskey, gin and brandy. The yeast organism (Saccharomyces sp.) is a eukaryotic micro-organisms of the fungi kingdom, which means it is neither plant nor animal.  More about that here.

Latest News

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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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

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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