Catoctin Creek Wins Gold and Silver at San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Awards include Gold Medal for Braddock Oak Red Wine Finish Rye Whisky – available at Total Wine nationwide
Additional honor include a Silver medals for the Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition"
PURCELLVILLE,VA, March 28, 2019—Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has won two awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), including a gold medal for the Braddock Oak Red Wine Finish Rye Whisky, a special release sold exclusively at Total Wine stores nationally. Catoctin Creek was also a silver medal for its Roundstone Rye 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition", which is a version of our popular Roundstone Rye single barrel whisky that has been hand selected from barrels that develop a spicier, richer profile.
"We are honored to continue to be Virginia's most awarded distillery. It is wonderful to be recognized by the judges at the world's most prestigious and recognized spirits competition,” says Catoctin’s co-founder and general manager Scott Harris. “Our team at Catoctin Creek continues to distill the best handcrafted Virginia whisky available today."
Founded in 2009 by the husband and wife team of Becky and Scott Harris, Catoctin Creek uses local ingredients to produce a variety of premium spirits in two copper pot-stills, including Roundstone Rye, which holds distinction as Virginia’s most-awarded whisky. With Scott running business operations and Becky focused on the art of crafting the finest spirits in the Commonwealth as chief distiller, the couple leads a small team of employees that are proudly making a variety high-quality products in an historic building in the quaint downtown of Purcellville, Virginia.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered one of the most influential spirits competitions in the world. Started in 2000 with the purpose recognizing top products in the craft spirits industry, the 2019 SFWSC received 2,100 entries, the most in the competition’s history, and spirits were judged by a panel of 43 experts in the industry, including acclaimed critics, mixologists, and restaurateurs. For more information about the SFWSC visit www.sfspiritscomp.com.