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Whisky Sampler Gift Pack

Did you purchase one of these?

Congratulations! You have purchased a whisky sampler pack of Catoctin Creek - The Virginia Rye Whisky! This sampler pack contains three 200 mL bottles, one of each of the following:

  • Roundstone Rye 80 Proof (Single Barrel Rye Whisky)
  • Roundstone Rye 92 Proof (Distiller's Edition Rye Whisky)
  • Roundstone Rye Cask Proof (Limited Edition Rye Whisky)

Every purchase includes a FREE virtual tasting with the owners of the distillery (Scott and/or Becky Harris). You can schedule yourself into the next available tastings on the calendar. Choose a session that works best for you! Then, save some of that delicious whisky for the tasting, and we'll walk you through a vertical tasting of the product line that includes lots of information about the company, our history, how we make the spirit, and tasting notes on the individual expressions in the whisky sampler pack. It's a lot of fun, and also very educational!

Once you are signed up, we will send out a Zoom link for all attendees before the event.

Book your tasting NOW, below!

Book Now!

Whisky Sampler Gift Pack
Did you purchase one of these?

Congratulations! You have purchased a whisky sampler pack of Catoctin Creek - The Virginia Rye Whisky! This sampler pack contains three 200 mL bottles, one of each of the following:

  • Roundstone Rye 80 Proof (Single Barrel Rye Whisky)
  • Roundstone Rye 92 Proof (Distiller's Edition Rye Whisky)
  • Roundstone Rye Cask Proof (Limited Edition Rye Whisky)

Every purchase includes a FREE virtual tasting with the owners of the distillery (Scott and/or Becky Harris). You can schedule yourself into the next available tastings on the calendar. Choose a session that works best for you! Then, save some of that delicious whisky for the tasting, and we'll walk you through a vertical tasting of the product line that includes lots of information about the company, our history, how we make the spirit, and tasting notes on the individual expressions in the whisky sampler pack. It's a lot of fun, and also very educational!

Once you are signed up, we will send out a Zoom link for all attendees before the event.

Book your tasting NOW, below!

Book Now!

1757 Bottled in Bond Virginia "XO" Brandy

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A special release of our "XO" (extra old!) grape brandy!

Coming Monday, August 3rd, at 8:00 AM, we will release our newest expression of 1757 Virginia Brandy. This one is seven years old and bottled in bond!

We will release this ONLINE ONLY for shipping directly to you, or pickup at the distillery.  We purposely put the release day on a Monday, when we are closed to the public, so that people will NOT form long lines outside the distillery.  Why line up with all that trouble? Skip the line and pick-up at your leisure!  Sales are online only in our online shop.  Please note that the product will show "Out of Stock" or "Unavailable" until August 3rd at 8am.  We will not be accepting pre-orders, sorry.

These are EXTREMELY LIMITED.  Only 272 bottles were produced from this single barrel.  There will be a two bottle per person limit on this product.  Restaurant partners should contact their sales representative now to ensure they get a bottle for their establishment.

About the release:

1757 7yo XO Brandy Bottle in Bond

Distilled in 100-gallon batches, the 1757 Virginia XO Brandy has been aging since 2013 in a single 53-gallon Bordeaux red-wine casks, making it Catoctin Creek’s 2nd oldest release to date. This particular brandy is something special - a one time only experiment that we did years ago.  Instead of our normal 50/50 blend of Seyval blanc and Chambourcin grapes, sourced from Tarara Vineyards in Leesburg, Virginia, this one is equal parts Seyval blanc, Chambourcin, and Norton grapes from Chrysalis Winery in Middleburg, only 10 minutes from the distillery. The Norton grape is a native of Virginia, and adds a delicate floral note to the otherwise rich brandy character of our normal brandy.  It is sublime!!

Named after the year Virginia’s Loudoun County was founded, the seven-year-old XO brandy is soothing and warm, featuring rich hints of grape, raisin, date, fig, bread pudding, cherry and stone fruit, overlaid with alpine meadows of columbine, edelweiss, and chamomile. 1757 Virginia Brandy Bottled in Bond (100 proof/50% ABV) is a very limited release that will be available for $89.99 / 750mL at the distillery and through a limited number of select fine retailers across the Catoctin Creek distribution footprint.

Rabble Rouser 2020 Release

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This year's release of Rabble Rouser -- Lots more available to the public!

Coming February 15th! This release will offer much more product due to growing reserves and better planning.  It will be available for pick-up at the distillery tasting room starting Saturday, February 15th at noon. 

These are EXTREMELY LIMITED.  Less than 900 bottles were produced for nationwide distribution.  Once they are sold, they are gone until next year.  There will be a two bottle per person limit on these products on the first day.  After that, if anything is left, the limits will be removed.  Restaurant partners should contact their sales representative now to ensure they get a bottle for their establishment.

About the release:

Rabble Rouser 4yo Rye Whisky Bottled in Bond

Catoctin Creek’s four-year-old Rabble Rouser will make its fifth debut in February. One of the craft distillery’s most sought-after whiskies, it offers a rustic flavor profile of clover honey, uncured bacon, deep earthy spice, sandalwood, white peaches, nectarines, peanuts and a hint of mesquite. Although bottled at 100-proof, the 100% rye mash is distilled to a lower proof, which captures many of the extra flavors typically lost to the distillation.

The name and meaning behind Rabble Rouser, referring to a person who inflames the emotions of a crowd of people, pays homage to the rowdy history that rye whisky played in the state of Virginia. Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond Rye Whisky (100 proof/50% ABV) $95.99 / 750mL will also be available for purchase at the distillery and through a limited number of select fine retailers across the distillery’s distribution footprint.

What:

Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Release Day

Where:

Catoctin Creek
N. 21st Street
Purcellville, Virginia

When:

Saturday, February 15th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Price:

The event is free, tastings and drinks are at normal prices.  

Please note, we will not be able to do tastings of the Rabble Rouser, due to their extreme rarity.


 

The Art of the Cocktail - Our 5th Year - Tour through the "Bartender's Canon"

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Catoctin Creek is pleased to present, our FIFTH year of this six-part educational series on the art of the cocktail.  This year, we have all new content exploring the canonical books of each generation of bartending since the beginning of cocktails through modern times.

Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series. Beginning at 7pm, Scott will personally guide you through the construction of several cocktails, including the old classics, and modern takes on the cocktail!  There will be samples for sharing, and you are encouraged to buy bottles to take home with you and practice.  Lots of practice.

This year, we will also have the books used in the class available for sale to take home at discounted prices.

Here is the schedule of the series:

  • January 3 - Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide, How to Mix Drinks, Receipts for Mixing..., published 1862.
  • January 10 - Harry McElhone & Wynn Holcomb, Barflies and Cocktails, 300 Recipes, published 1927.
  • January 17 - Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, published 1930.
  • January 24 - Leo Cotton, ed., Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender's Guide, published 1960.
  • January 31 - Gary Regan, The Bartender's Bible, 1001 Mixed Drinks..., published 1991.
  • February 7 - NO CLASS THIS DAY.  We are otherwise occupied this evening.
  • February 14 - Kara Newman, Shake. Stir. Sip., published 2016.

NOTICE ON SNOW DAYS:  If we have to cancel a class because of weather, we will reschedule the date to February 21, February 28, etc.  Your reservation will be honored for the snow date, or you may get a refund if you are unable to make the new date.

If you don't know anything about cocktails, you'll love this class.  If you're already an expert, come and enjoy some casual conversation and a few drinks.  The cost is $35 per person and includes drinks.  Sign up for all six and receive two FREE Catoctin Creek rocks glasses. 

What: Art of the Cocktail
Where: 120 W. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia
When: Every Friday from January 3 to February 14
(some exceptions, see above)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price:

Each session:
$35 per person (VIP members 20% off)

(includes four cocktails)

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Info  This class will fill up, so reserve your spot now!  Due to overwhelming demand and the intimate size of our tasting room, space is limited to the first 30 people responding.

Per ABC laws, cocktail samples will be limited to four pours with 0.5 oz of liquor in each pour.

Bartender's Canon

Two Bottled in Bond Releases: Rabble Rouser & 1757 Brandy

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Celebrating Ten Years!  Our FIRST EVER Bottled in Bond Releases!

Coming February 16th! To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we will release not one, but TWO amazing bottled in bond releases. These will be released into distribution and available for pick-up at the distillery tasting room starting Saturday, February 16th at noon. 

These are EXTREMELY LIMITED.  Less than 500 bottles were produced for nationwide distribution.  Once they are sold, they are gone until next year.  There will be a one bottle per person limit on these products on the first day.  After that, if anything is left, the limits will be removed.  Restaurant partners should contact their sales representative now to ensure they get a bottle for their establishment.

About the releases:

Rabble Rouser 4yo Rye Whisky Bottled in Bond

Catoctin Creek’s four-year-old Rabble Rouser will make its fourth debut in February. Although previously meeting the qualifications, February will mark the first time it’s labeled as “bottled in bond.” One of the craft distillery’s most sought-after whiskies, it offers a rustic flavor profile of clover honey, uncured bacon, deep earthy spice, sandalwood, white peaches, nectarines, peanuts and a hint of mesquite. Although bottled at 100-proof, the 100% rye mash is distilled to a lower proof, which captures many of the extra flavors typically lost to the distillation.

The name and meaning behind Rabble Rouser, referring to a person who inflames the emotions of a crowd of people, pays homage to the rowdy history that rye whisky played in the state of Virginia. Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond Rye Whisky (100 proof/50% ABV) $95.99 / 750mL will also be available for purchase at the distillery and through a limited number of select fine retailers across the distillery’s distribution footprint.

1757 8yo XO Brandy Bottle in Bond

Distilled in 100-gallon batches, the 1757 Virginia XO Brandy has been aging since 2010 in 53-gallon Bordeaux red-wine casks, making it both Catoctin Creek’s oldest release to date. The 50/50 blend of Seyval blanc and Chambourcin grapes used in the brandy is sourced from Tarara Vineyards in Leesburg, Virginia, only 10 minutes from the distillery. Although this is not the first time Catoctin Creek’s founding husband-and-wife-duo, Scott and Becky Harris have produced their 1757 Virginia Brandy, it will be the oldest release and the first as a Bottled in Bond product.

Named after the year Virginia’s Loudoun County was founded, the eight-year-old XO brandy is soothing and warm, featuring rich hints of grape, raisin, date, fig, bread pudding, cherry and stone fruit. 1757 Virginia Brandy Bottled in Bond (100 proof/50% ABV) is a very limited release that will be available for $89.99 / 750mL at the distillery and through a limited number of select fine retailers across the Catoctin Creek distribution footprint.

What:

Catoctin Creek Anniversary Release Day

Where:

Catoctin Creek
N. 21st Street
Purcellville, Virginia

When:

Saturday, February 16th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Price:

The event is free, tastings and drinks are at normal prices.  

Please note, we will not be able to do tastings of the Rabble Rouser and 1757 XO, due to their extreme rarity.

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