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The Bourbon Life Podcast - Interview with Rebecca Harris

| News 2024
This week on The Whiskey Trip Podcast, Big Chief takes a ride to Northern, Virginia to visit Rebecca Harris from Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. Becky takes the big man through the history of Catoctin Creek and their Virginia Rye Whiskies. After years of being a chemical engineer she, along with her husband, started this craft distillery in Purcellville, Virginia. Their passion...

Becky Harris at Catoctin Creek with Hot Honey Rye

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: Distillery Profile - Catoctin Creek

| News 2024
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of the United Kingdom is a storied old whisky club dating back over 40 years.  The organization has grown to appreciate more than just Scotch whisky, but also whisk(e)y from around the world.  They publish a periodical for their members, and this month, Catoctin Creek was highlighted in their distillery profile.  Lee "Connas" Conner writes: Although Rebecca’s b...
Catoctin Creek Product Family

Press Release: Catoctin Creek Product Family Earns Big Awards at National Whiskey Competition

| News 2024
Three products score Gold, Platinum and Double-Platinum at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards PURCELLVILLE, VA. (May 20, 2024) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, won a slew of awards at Fred Minnick's ASCOT Awards.   Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof earned a DOUBLE-PLATINUM, Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earned a PLATINUM, and Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled...
Rabble Rouser Bottled-In-Bond 6yo Rye Whisky

American Whiskey Magazine - Milestones

| News 2024
Maggie Kimberl at American Whiskey magazine checks in with us after 15 years of business. The article celebrates our latest release of Rabble Rouser and dips into a little of our history and why we make rye whisky. “We focus on making Virginia rye whiskey,” explains Scott Harris. “Rye whiskey is a tradition that goes back in Virginia to 1607, to Jamestown, the first settlers in Virginia. ...
Becky Harris at Catoctin Creek

New Wine Review - These Are the Whiskey Gifts Moms Actually Want

| News 2024
Whiskey blenders and distillers, who also happen to be moms, talk about the bottles they’d love to receive on Mother’s Day. Becky Harris, Co-founder and Chief Distiller Catoctin Creek Mom to Luke, 23, and Eddie, 26 For Mother’s Day this year, were it even available anymore, I would love a bottle of Single Cask Nation: The English Whisky Co. 9 Year English single malt whisky. It was just del...
Jizmak from GWAR says, "DRINK RAGNAROK RYE!"

Press Release: Last Chance for Ragnarök Rye - Oderus Edition!

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Only 300 bottles remain! And then they're gone forever! PURCELLVILLE, VA. (April 24, 2024) - - - Just when we thought it was all gone, we stumbled upon 300 more bottles of Ragnarök Rye - Oderus Edition! Available ONLY at www.ragnarokrye.com. I was minding my own business, strolling through the distillery on a normal workday, when I noticed a pattern in the bricks that I hadn't seen bef...
Enjoying cocktails at Catoctin Creek distillery.

Washingtonian: This Small Virginia Town Has Become a Gen-X Playground

| News 2024
Ryan Donmoyer at the Washingtonian does a nice piece for the Gen-X day-trippers coming to Purcellville. Having been an anchor business in the heart of downtown for over fifteen years, we are delighted to be included in this piece about our wonderful little town! Please come and see for yourself how much fun Purcellville can be! Western Loudoun County has built a well-deserved reputation in t...
Becky Harris on the Fox 5 DC midday show

Fox 5 DC: Celebrate International Whisky Day with Catoctin Creek

| News 2024
A special Liquid Lunch with Catoctin Creek Distillery President, Founder, and Chief Distiller, Becky Harris, for International Whisky Day. Art of the Cocktail "Boozy Garden Party" class mentioned in the show, register here. You can also watch the full video, here. Recipes mentioned in the show: Apple Blossom 1 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof ...
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 80 Proof

Parade: That's the Spirit: 21 Women-Led Spirits Brands You Need to Know About

| News 2024
For International Women's Day, Parade magazine raises a toast to the 21 women pioneers running spirits brands. What sets the brand apart is the fact that [Chief Distiller Becky Harris] cooks the distillate for the spirits for nine hours, which is more than twice as long as other distilleries. That extra time creates the depth of flavor that Catoctin Creek rye is known for. You can read th...
Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

Press Release: Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earns SILVER at American Craft Spirits Awards

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The Virginia Rye Whisky℠ distillery wins silver at premier industry competition DENVER, CO. (March 5, 2024) - - - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, earned a silver medal for it's Hot Honey Rye at the 2024 American Craft Spirits Association Awards in Denver, Colorado. The ACSA awards are the only industry-lead competition which performs double-blind evaluation by expe...
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof - Hickory Finish

Inside Hook: Exceptional Barrel-Finish Whiskeys

| News 2024
Inside Hook is back with a survey of exceptional barrel-finish whiskeys. We are glad to make the cut, once again. As part of its Barrel Select program, Catoctin produces several customized versions of its core Roundstone Rye, each rested an additional six months to a year in other barrels. Two of the most popular, according to founder Scott Harris, are those finished in barrels used to age ma...
Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled-In-Bond Rye Whisky

Press Release: Catoctin Creek celebrates 15 years, releases six-year-old Rabble Rouser Rye

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The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠ distillery marks 15 years in business with its oldest release yet of a celebrated Bottled-In-Bond whisky PURCELLVILLE, VA. (January 8, 2024) - - - Pioneering the revival of artisanal distillation in Purcellville, Virginia, Catoctin Creek Distilling Co., The Virginia Rye Whisky ℠, is set to mark its impressive 15-year journey on February 14, 2024. Founded in 2009 by ...