Catoctin Creek Receives Two Silver Medals
New York, NY, November 22, 2010 — Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has been awarded two silver medals in the 2010 New York International Spirits Competition. Catoctin Creek eco-ganic Roundstone Rye won silver in the category of aged craft spirit less than two years and under $40, and Catoctin Creek eco-ganic Mosby's Spirit won silver in unaged craft spirit under $40.
The New York International Spirits Competition, which welcomed 187 submissions from 28 countries in 47 categories had only 1 Double Gold, 13 Golds, 36 Silver and 45 Bronze Medals. This was the first major international spirits competition to be judged solely by members of the trade who have purchasing power through their stores, bars, distribution networks and their resulting ability to make a direct impact on brand sales. Held at the Brandy Library earlier this month this year’s judging panel included buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant and bar owners, distributors and importers who all donated their time and palates without hesitation or compensation.
"We are thrilled to be receiving these awards," said founder and distiller Becky Harris. "We work really hard on our spirits, and it is very nice to know that others like them too." Ms. Harris is the master distiller at Catoctin Creek, a family run "mom and pop" operation she and her husband, Scott Harris, started in 2009.
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company is the first distillery in Loudoun County Virginia since before prohibition. Certified eco-ganic and kosher, Catoctin Creek produces high quality spirits and liqueurs: rye whisky and gin from eco-ganic sources, brandy from Virginia wines, and seasonal specialty liqueurs. At Catoctin Creek, high quality and eco-ganic spirits and liqueurs are our passion. For more information, contact us at www.catoctincreek.com or 37251C East Richardson Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132. Tel: 540-751-8404.
For more information about the New York International Spirits Competition, see http://nyispiritscompetition.com/?p=165.