Welcome to Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Hello!

Thank you for your interest in Virginia’s most awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye.

In the videos below you are invited to join me at Ken’s Bar to make a Manhattan (and I squeeze in how to make a Sazerac too) and pull up a chair with me for a Roundstone Rye Tasting Session. You will find everything you need listed below.

Two further videos invite you to join me on a Virtual Distillery Tour and for those who want to see beyond the distillery and learn about the history of rye let Otto and I take you on a hike to see Virgina country. Next to each of our four videos you will find our recommendations for preparations to get the most out of your viewing.

To complete your experience of Virginia rye whisky we have also prepared a Spotify playlist of Virginia’s finest, you can find the link at the bottom of this page.

Cheers!

Scott Harris, founder, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

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Roundstone Rye Tasting Session

Filmed in the Tasting Room of Catoctin Creek Distillery.

Join founder Scott Harris as he guides you through the three varieties of Virginia's most-awarded rye whisky.

Preparation Notes:

  • Roundstone Rye 80 proof
  • Roundstone Rye 92 Proof Distillers Edition (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020 by Wine Enthusiast)
  • Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

 

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How to Make a Manhattan

Step-by-Step method filmed in Ken’s Bar, Catoctin Creek, Virginia.

Bonus: also includes instructions on how to make a Sazerac

Preparation Notes:
Ingredients to make a Manhattan
Ice cubes
2oz Roundstone Rye 92 proof (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020 by Wine Enthusiast)
1oz Italian Vermouth
A few dashes of Bitters
A few cocktail cherries (and a splash of the syrup)

Ingredients to make a Sazerac:
Ice
Iced water
2 oz Roundstone Rye 92 proof (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020)
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Four dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
Splash of Absinthe
Large ice for serving
Lemon peel

Equipment for both cocktails:
A large glass to mix the cocktail in
Jigger (if available)
Stirrer
Strainer
A coupe glass (or similar) for serving the Manhattan
A chunky glass for serving the Sazerac

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A Virtual Distillery Tour

Take a walk around the distillery with the founder Scott Harris on a busy production day. Starting from Main Street entrance you’ll see the mash tank, the fermenters, Barney and Ron (the distillery’s two hybrid potstills), empty barrels ready for filling and finally the bottling station.

Preparation Notes:

Sitting comfortably, with a glass of Roundstone Rye or perhaps a Manhattan or Sazerac.

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The History of Rye Whisky

Take a mountain hike with Scott and distillery pup Otto to see the landscape that creates Virginia rye whisky and enjoy a brief history on how production began.

Preparation Notes:

This will be the easiest hike you will ever take! Sit comfortably and pour a glass of Roundstone Rye to sip and taste the essence of the Virginia landscape as you explore it.

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Spotify #RyeJanuary Playlist

Here is a Spotify #RyeJanuary Playlist for you to enjoy while sipping some delicious Roundstone Rye. Pull up your favorite chair, pour yourself a healthy pour, and relax and enjoy this Appalachian mood.

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Thank you very much for your interest in Catoctin Creek.

To purchase our Roundstone Rye in the USA, click here.

To purchase our Roundstone Rye in the UK click on any of the retailers below.

We look forward to delivering you Virginia in a glass.

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Cheers!

Latest News

Daily Beast: Yes, Heavy-Metal Band GWAR Has a Rye Whiskey and It’s Good

The Daily Beast has the round-up on the history of our collaboration with the heavy metal band, GWAR.  Max Watman, who has been writing about craft spirits for well nigh twenty years now, has the whole backstory on the band...

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American Whiskey: Castaway with Scott Harris

American Whiskey magazine featured our founder and general manager, Scott Harris, in their recurring "Castaway" article, where they ask industry people what five whiskeys and one luxury item would they take if they were stranded on a desert island.  Scott's...

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Fred Minnick: 5 Best Bourbons for a Zombie Apocalypse

A fun show from Fred Minnick.  Check us out coming in at #2 around the 2:55 mark. {youtube}MDK5vfqWyAA{/youtube}

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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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Distillery Takeover at Goosecup

  AUG 4-5   Distillery Takeover at Goosecup 6:00pm Two nights only - August 4th and 5th!  Join us as we takeover the bar at Goosecup in Leesburg.  Enjoy up to five cocktails showcasing spirits from...

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Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  AUG 14   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm WORKSHOPS ARE BACK!  Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops!  Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label...

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Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  SEP 4   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops!  Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get...

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