News and Press Releases - 2022

GWAR and Ragnarok Rye on Fred Minnick's show

GWAR Returns for Ragnarök Review - Fred Minnick

| News 2022
The ghouls at GWAR are back, and this time, for Fred Minnick's review of THIS YEAR'S batch of Ragnarök Rye. There's lots of filthy talk about various things that only GWAR knows about, so we recommend starting the video at minute 10:00, where the real meat of the review begins. You can see the full review, here.

Image via Jennifer Williams, The Whiskey Wash

Catoctin Creek Whiskies Reviewed - The Whiskey Wash

| News 2022
We received two stellar reviews from The Whiskey Wash this month. The team at WW sampled both the Roundstone Rye 80 Proof and the Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition." Highlights from the reviews: Roundstone Rye 80 Proof - A highly complex rye whisky with a pleasant long finish. (4.5 / 5) Roundstone Rye 92 Proof - This is a smoky, woody, and hearty rye overall, with a well-balanced...
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Catoctin Creek: Virginia's rye revivalists - Whisky Magazine

| News 2022
We were very fortunate to be featured in Whisky Magazine's latest issue, an in-depth piece on Catoctin Creek and our commitment to rye whisky by Susannah Skiver Barton. Susannah writes: American whiskey culture had largely forgotten that rye, not bourbon, was the nation’s first native style. And Virginia, where the Harrises lived, had once been a thriving hotbed of rye distillers. “Rye was ...
Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

6 Cask Strength Whiskies - Whisky Advocate

| News 2022
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Strength Hickory Syrup Barrel Finish was recently included in the Whisky Advocate Summer Buying Guide, receiving 90 points! Ted Simmons provides the review: The nose up front conveys a certain austerity, like dusty antique furniture, with notes of grape Kool-Aid, honey cake, and vanilla icing emerging over time. With water, Golden Grahams and citronella ca...
Best of the City Winner 2022

Catoctin Creek - Best of the City 2022

| News 2022
We are happy to report that Catoctin Creek has been awarded BEST OF THE CITY for Distillery in DCModern Luxury magazine! The DC Magazine team is excited to officially announce the release of our annual Best of City July/August 2022 Issue (linked here). This year, the reader response and voting was overwhelming and we are so excited to say that this is our biggest issue since 2015. You ca...
GWAR enjoying some Ragnarok Rye whisky by Catoctin Creek.

Press Release: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company and GWAR release second annual Ragnarök Rye nationwide

| News 2022
Virginia natives roll out 1,000 more cases of intergalactic whisky featuring new collectable bottle toppers and label artwork PURCELLVILLE, Va. (June 24, 2022) - - - Mayhem! Panic! Chaos! Gore! GWAR has returned from their intergalactic journey and they’re thirsty! Aliens are back in the distillery, and all hell has broken loose! Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky℠ and h...
Scott and Becky Harris receive the DISCUS Craft Member of the Year award, 2022.

Press Release: Scott and Becky Harris receive DISCUS Dave Pickerell Memorial Craft Member of the Year Award

| News 2022
Catoctin Creek Distillery owners recognized as industry leaders by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and fellow craft distillery members at annual conference PURCELLVILLE, Va. (June 13, 2022) - - - Scott and Becky Harris, husband-and-wife co-owners of Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky℠, were honored to accept the Dave Pickerell Memorial Craft Member of t...
Becky Harris, Chief Distiller, Catoctin Creek in a field of rye.

Profile on Catoctin Creek - American Whiskey

| News 2022
Maggie Kimberl of American Whiskey magazine recently caught up with Becky Harris for an update on the distillery: MK: Catoctin Creek whiskeys have garnered some major accolades over the years. What are you most proud of? RH: This is a really challenging question: if we are talking about the whiskies, they’re like my children, and I love them all! As for the accolades, I am most proud of the...
Becky Harris, Chief Distiller, Catoctin Creek

Ten female-founded spirits brands - The Spirits Business

| News 2022
Nice to see Becky included in The Spirits Business roundup of ten female-founded spirits brands on International Women's Day. Becky Harris co-founded Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Virginia with her husband Scott in 2009. Based in Loudoun County in the north of Virginia, Catoctin Creek produces whiskey, gin and brandy. With a degree in chemical engineering, Harris also serves as the...

 


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