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Dinner at the Distillery, with cocktails and more!

Catoctin Creek proudly hosts our regular cocktail dinner at the distillery in Old Town Purcellville.

Dinner at Catoctin Creek!Enjoy a private evening in the distillery. You'll enjoy sumptuous food, craft cocktails, and a lush atmosphere among the shining copper equipment.  Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal produce and local suppliers, prepared by local chefs.

Oh, and did I say cocktails? Yes, we will personally craft cocktails expertly paired with your dinner! This will be a magical evening, and one not to miss!!

Dinner is priced at $99, and includes all four courses and cocktails.

What: Dinner at Catoctin Creek
Where: 120 W. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia
When:

Quarterly, check the link below for exact dates.

Tour begins at 7:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm

Price:

$99/person, tax and gratuity are additional.
Click the button below to select your date...

Dinner at the Distillery

 

Pre-purchase required, and only 34 seats are available for this exclusive event.  Dress attire is dressy-casual:  collared shirt, jacket optional, tie not required.

By signing up for and attending this event, you and your party agree (1) that this is a voluntary event, and your attendance is at your own risk, (2) to protect our employees and other attendees, that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC requirements, (3) that you waive any HIPAA rights and voluntarily agree to show your vaccination card if requested, (4) that although we will take utmost care during your visit, you agree that Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, LLC and its employees have no liability for your safety or well-being at the event, and (5) that you waive any future claims and promise not to sue, should you contract COVID-19 or any other injury or illness during or after the event.

Refundable within two weeks of the event, and non-refundable thereafter, since we must purchase food and prepare for your spot after this time. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person and let us know.

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Kings Mountain Malt Whisky Release

Kings Mountain

Our FIRST EVER American Malt Whisky!  A must-have for the collector!

Coming February 20th! Our first ever American Malt Whisky! Brewed in collaboration with Heritage Brewing in Manassas, Virginia, this limited quantity whisky will be available on a special release day along with its sister beer, the Kings Mountain scotch ale, aged in Catoctin Creek whisky barrels! Only 344 bottles of the whisky were made.

This whisky is the purest expression of Heritage's Kings Mountain beer, and it is remarkable to see the close relationship between the whisky and the beer. There is a recognizable barley sweetness in the beer, and that carries through note-for-note in the whisky. The whisky is highly aromatic, and reminds one of fields of lavender on a bright sunny day. After the first sip, the whisky settles in at a very comfortable 92 proof, and the malty goodness lingers forever. It is a fine sipping whisky, made from a fine sipping beer.

The event will kick off at Magnolias in Purcellville, where Heritage will have a tap takeover. There, you can sample the beer, then mosey down the street to Catoctin Creek and pick up your bottle of Catoctin Creek Kings Mountain whisky. Both Scott and Sean, owners of the two companies, will be on hand to sign bottles, visit and answer questions.

What: Catoctin Creek / Heritage Release Day
Where:

Magnolia's at the Mill and Catoctin Creek

N. 21st Street
Purcellville, Virginia

When: Saturday, February 20th
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 Kings Mountain whisky, due to its extremely limited number of bottles.

 

Each bottle comes signed by the owners in it's own custom made cedar box for $119/bottle.   Not available in stores.  Distillery special release only.  750 mL, 92 proof / 46% ABV.  

Magnolia's at the Mill
Heritage Brewing
Catoctin Creek

 

Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

Catoctin Creek DistilleryCatoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY one Saturday each month at 10:00am. Volunteers wanted. We'll buy breakfast for all that attend.  This is always such a fun workshop, and you get a special tour from Scott and Becky Harris, recently named by Southern Living as one of the top 50 people in changing the South in 2015!

Learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get your chance to work the magic "whisky cow"! Or maybe you'd like to try your hands at operating "Ninette", our fancy French labeling machine!

This is a fun and informative day! We'll start the morning off with breakfast and a tour from the owners, Scott and Becky, explaining how we make our hand-crafted spirits, then for about 60 minutes, we bottle whisky, and wrap up the morning with a tasting of our spirits!  How cool is that?

You can even purchase a signed bottle that you filled yourself... what a perfect gift idea!

What: Catoctin Creek Bottling Day
Where: 120 W. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia
When: One Saturday each month, click the button below for exact dates
10:00am - 12:00pm

Info  Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly. Use the button below to reserve your spot.

Reserve Your Spot

Due to overwhelming demand, space is limited to the first 30 people responding.

In signing up for this workshop, you acknowledge and accept this waiver:

By signing up for and attending this event, you and your party agree (1) that this is a voluntary event, and your attendance is at your own risk, (2) to protect our employees and other attendees, that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC requirements, (3) that you waive any HIPAA rights and voluntarily agree to show your vaccination card if requested, (4) that although we will take utmost care during your visit, you agree that Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, LLC and its employees have no liability for your safety or well-being at the event, and (5) that you waive any future claims and promise not to sue, should you contract COVID-19 or any other injury or illness during or after the event.

NOTICE: In accordance with Virginia Law 3.2-6401 and 3.2-6402:  "WARNING: Under Virginia law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity.  Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death.  You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."  

Nightcap with Kara Newman!

Kara Newman

Catoctin Creek is DELIGHTED to host spirits writer and cocktail enthusiast, Kara Newman, for an event celebrating the release of her new cocktail book, Nightcap

A nightcap is the perfect way to end the night, and author Kara Newman knows just how to make them. This gifty, foil-accented book contains more than 40 cocktail recipes—some to keep the night going, some that will help ease you to sleep, some that can double as dessert, and some that can soothe the stomach after a hearty meal. There are classics like the sweet and creamy Brandy Alexander, new takes on old favorites like the Black Manhattan, which swaps an aperitif for the classic vermouth, and simple new ideas like the Open & Shut, which combines equal parts amaro and cognac for a slow sipper. Whatever kind of night it’s been, Nightcap is the perfect way to top it off.

About Ms. Newman:

Kara Newman is the Spirits Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine. She's also the author of several books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., Road Soda, and most recently NIGHTCAP: More Than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening

Your ticket to the event includes three cocktails from the book, plus a signed copy of Nightcap by the author! During the event, Ms. Newman will be available for friendly discussion and any questions about the book.  Extra copies of the book will be available at the distillery for sale.  You can also order copies online, here

Nightcap!

What: Nightcap with Kara Newman
Where: 120 W. Main Street
Purcellville, Virginia
When: Friday, December 7, 2018
7pm - 9pm
Price:

$40 per person, includes 3 cocktails + signed copy of the book.

Bartender gratuity not included.

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Due to overwhelming demand, space is limited to the first 40 people responding.

Red, White and Booze!

Red White and Booze


A Celebration of America!

Hot Dogs! Music! Cocktails and Whisky!

Catoctin Creek will be celebrating Fourth of July Weekend starting on Friday, July 1st, from 7pm to 9pm!  This event will celebrate all things American!  We'll have live music, hot dogs, and cocktail specials all evening.  The first of our new #FirstFriday events, so come on over and enjoy the evening with us at the distillery!

Live music provided by Troy and Paula Haag:

"Troy and Paula Haag are a Northern Shenandoah Valley-based husband and wife, singer/songwriter duo that regularly perform in the Northern Virginia area. Their music is steeped in Americana, folk, country, and alternative pop. Contemporary, yet fully informed by the American and English folk rock heyday of the 1960s and 1970s, their sound is a characterized by delicate yet driving acoustic guitar, propulsive percussion and intimate vocal harmonies. The combination of strong songwriting, live performances, and a strong bond as a husband & wife duo, provides an ideal connection for creating pieces of beautiful, sincere, and authentic music. "

Food will be provided by Windy City Red Hots:   Chicago-style hot dogs with all the fixins, and signature red white and blue CCDC cocktails!

  • RED - Adult Cherry Cream Soda with Roundstone Rye
  • WHITE - The Bald Eagle with Mosby's Spirit
  • BLUE - Big Blue Mule with Watershed Gin

Cocktails are $7 each and Chicago-style hot dogs for $10. Free to attend.

 

Celtic Crowns + Cocktails

Alicia with crown

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, join us to create flower crowns with a Celtic vibe using both local and sourced blooms.  Julie Abrera of Beaumont House Design will be guiding you through making your own flower crown.  No flower experience needed. Julie will walk you through every step of transforming luscious flowers into a magnificent crown. All flowers, tools and supplies will be provided.

Scott Harris from Catoctin Creek Distillery will be serving up cocktails for the evening. Two are included in your ticket, but you've always got the option to purchase more - or just take home a delicious bottle for later!

Alicia Bruce of Love Knot Photo will be there taking photos of the event and providing a photo booth for you and your lassies to jump in and show off your creations!

All of the photos will be available for download within one week of the event, and are included in your ticket.

Reserve your spot by Sunday, March 13th.  No refunds for cancelling after the March 13th.

What: Celtic Crowns + Cocktails
Where: 120 W Main St
Purcellville, Virginia
When: March 16, 2016, 7:00pm
Price:

$45/person, includes all flower materials and two cocktails!

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Flower crown

Spirited History: A Tasting of History & Whiskeys at Aldie Mill

Aldie MillNOW IN OUR TENTH YEAR!! This event is HUGELY popular, and space is extremely limited, so do not miss your chance to enjoy this wonderful event!

Join us for a unique and intimate evening with old friends and new as we taste five exquisite whiskeys paired with delicious food, all in the historic 19th century Aldie Mill.

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 6:30pm - 10pm
Where: Aldie Mill
Aldie, Virginia
Price: $125 per person
(includes five whiskeys, dinner, cigar, and an enlightened historical program)

Aldie MillOur meal for the evening will be a five-course affair, pairing special foods with each of the six whiskeys, and prepared by Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar. Courses will include cheeses, appetizer, salad, main course, & dessert. For those who choose, you may end the evening with a cigar to accompany your final dram.

This event will be made even more special with the addition of a tour and grinding demonstration of Aldie Mill by award-wining miller Mike Devine. Loudoun County’s own Catoctin Creek Distillery owner Scott Harris will provide commentary on each of the whiskeys, and local historian Rich Gillespie will share stories throughout the evening of the mill’s history, including the Civil War adventures of John Singleton Mosby, Confederate partisan fighter whose escapades included activity at the mill and in & around the village of Aldie.

Visit www.aldie.com and check out our local inns and B&Bs. Plan to visit our local shops, and make a weekend of it in the village of Aldie!

Reservations are required in order to enjoy this special evening of whiskeys & history. Link to purchase:  http://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4965.

Aldie Mill is a property of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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Purcellville, VA 20132

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