Catoctin Creek Receives Two More Silver Medals

Purcellville, VA, March 11, 2011 — Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has been awarded two silver medals from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Catoctin Creek eco-ganic Roundstone Rye was awarded 87 points (Highly Recommended) and won silver in the category of rye whiskey, and Catoctin Creek eco-ganic Mosby's Spirit was awarded 85 points (Highly Recommended) and also won silver in the category of unaged whiskey.

From the reviews:

Mosby's Spirit - Clear with a platinum hue. Bright aromas of toasted pumpernickel rye, powdered sugar and tarragon with a white pepper high note with a supple, round dryish medium-to-full body and a grainy, safflower oil, starfruit, and peppery alcohol finish. A gentleman's moonshine. 85 points - Highly Recommended - Silver

Roundstone Rye - Pale amber color. Aromas of burnt marshmallow, banana yogurt, roasted walnut, mace, and rye bread dough with a round, spry dryish medium body and Naugahyde, vanilla, and peppercorn finish. Wild and wooly, but entertaining. 87 points - Highly Recommended - Silver

The Beverage Testing Institute was founded in 1981 with the objective of producing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers. Today, this philosophy still holds true. Over the years, their buying guides have appeared in the Wine Enthusiast, Restaurant Hospitality, The New Yorker Magazine, Wine & Spirits, International Wine Review,, All About Beer, and many others.

"We are absolutely tickled to be receiving these awards," said founder and co-distiller Scott Harris. "BTI is one of the most respected names in beverage reviews, and we're very happy to get any praise for our little whiskys." Mr. Harris is the Vice President and General Manager at Catoctin Creek, a family run "mom and pop" operation he and his wife, Becky 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 or 37251C East Richardson Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132. Tel: 540-751-8404.

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