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News and Press Releases - 2020

Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition"

30 Best Whiskeys of 2020 - Wine Enthusiast

| News 2020
Wine Enthusiast has culled their list of the Top 100 spirits of 2020 to produce their 30 Best Whiskeys of 2020 list.  Boy, oh boy!  It's great to be included on that list: Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whiskey Distillers Edition; $51, 94 points. This single-barrel rye is suitable for sipping or a dessert pairing. Look for bold sugar-cookie aromas and confectionary richness on the palate: van...

Roundstone Rye 80 Proof Single Barrel Rye Whisky

10 Best Rye Whiskey Brands - Esquire

| News 2020
What a lovely thing to be included in Esquire's "10 Best Rye Whiskey Brands" article: Another craft distillery with a strong focus on rye is Virginia’s Catoctin Creek; it even trademarked the term "the Virginia Rye Whiskey." Founders Scott and Becky Harris (she’s also the chief distiller) are committed to making high quality, small batch rye whiskey that doesn’t lack for flavor or complexity...
Becky in a field of rye grain.

The History of Catoctin Creek - Mash and Grain

| News 2020
Mash and Grain did a really lovely, comprehensive history of Catoctin Creek, dating back to before the distillery when Becky and Scott first met.  It covers the seeds of entrepreneurship that led to its ultimate establishment.  This is the most in-depth article written to date on our story, and contains intimate details on our thinking before the venture even formed: Distilleries require a...
Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey Lineup

World Whiskey Day - Forbes

| News 2020
We got word that we were one of only four craft distilleries featured in Forbes for World Whisky Day! “Virginia had 3,600 distilleries in 1810, making primarily unaged rye, but also brandies from local fruits,” says Becky. “Our inspiration dates back to before 1830, when distilleries had not started mass production and before standard regional identities for rye existed. Each of my rye farme...
Becky Harris, Chief Distiller, Catoctin Creek

A Whiskey Maker's Exploration of Craft - The New Yorker

| News 2020
Featured on The New Yorker, produced for Autograph Collection Hotels, follow along as Becky Harris, founder and head distiller of Catoctin Creek Distillery, travels to 2 Autograph Collection Hotels to gather inspiration from each boutique hotel’s dedication to craft. At her first stop, Schloss Lieser in Germany, she explores the hotel’s rich history and vision, the adjacent vineyards of the fam...