Enjoy

Rye, Rye Baby!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Paylor, who has been a bartender/hospitality queen in the District of Columbia since about the time we started our company in 2009/2010.  She started out in Derek Brown's empire of Southern Efficiency, Mockingbird Hill and Eat the Rich, before moving into several other great ventures, like being GM at Dos Mamis and working at Silver Lyan.  Find out more about this amazingly talented person by watching the video below.

For this cocktail, the name of which was taken from the motto of the Passenger, a DC industry bar where we all met, Lauren doubles up the rye:  Rye whisky in the drink and a rye infused simple syrup for a nutty addition.

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
½ oz Rye Syrup*
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Smoke a rocks glass with cinnamon sticks, then construct the drink as a normal old fashioned with a big rock in the glass. Garnish with torched cinnamon and orange peel.

*Rye Syrup - Toast 500 grams of the whole rye grain and blend with 500 grams of water, 1000 grams of granulated cane sugar, 1 tsp szechaun peppercorn, and 1 tsp fennel seed.

Drink and photo courtesy Lauren Paylor, and used with permission.

Latest News

Catoctin Creek receives two golds and a silver from John Barleycorn Awards

Catoctin Creek continues to amass the awards, with two new gold medals and a silver medal from the John Barleycorn Awards.  Three spirits were reviewed and received awards: GOLD - Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition" "Fudgy and full flavored...

Read more

GWAR helps with bottling Ragnarök Rye

GWAR visits Catoctin Creek to help with the bottling... oh, dear! {youtube}sSUFDIWdd0o{/youtube} Song credit to Lavern & Shirley, original video by GWAR.

Read more

Forbes: Ragnarök Rye collaboration with GWAR

Very cool to get coverage in Forbes this week on our collaboration with GWAR.  Claudia Alarcón writes: In the latest, and perhaps the coolest partnership between a distillery and a celebrity, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek and outrageous metal band GWAR will finally...

Read more

Contact Us

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel (540) 751-8404


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Virginia is for Lovers

Latest Events

Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  JUL 17   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...

Read more

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...

Read more