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

Catoctin Creek in Travel Channel

Nice mention on the Travel Channel web site: [O]ne of the top boutique rye makers in the country, Catoctin Creek Distilling in Purcellville, Virginia.Award-winners for their Virginia-crafted 80 and [92] proof...

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Happy Holidays from Catoctin Creek!

Seasons Greetings from Catoctin Creek This time of year, I am thankful for all of your support in helping Catoctin Creek become Virginia's most awarded whisky! Without great customers like you, we...

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Catoctin Creek included in Forbes' Holid…

If you're purchasing whiskey for the holidays, Forbes has a nice recommendation: us! Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. Roundstone Single Barrel Rye Whiskey &endash; Purcellville, VA (SRP $45) Delicate at first, this single-barrel...

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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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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris

  JAN 5   Art of the Cocktail Class – The Old Fashioned 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series...

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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris (2)

  JAN 12   Art of the Cocktail Class – Gin is in! Several gin cocktails 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for...

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The Art of the Cocktail - An Educational Series by Scott Harris (3)

  JAN 19   Art of the Cocktail Class – Martinis and bitters 7:00pm—9:00pm Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week...

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