June Greetings! We can't wait to see you!!
Starting May 29th, new sidewalk "bistro" service!
Phase I of the re-opening has come to Northern Virginia:
- We will begin re-introducing cocktail service starting Friday, May 29th, featuring cocktails from our friends Sense of Thai Street.
- We are establishing a NEW sidewalk service in front of the distillery: bistro tables that will be socially distant, per the governor's orders.
- Masks are not required at socially distant tables while outside.
- Obviously, space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ups will be seated only as space is available.
- Make your reservations online at https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/tours
- Curbside, pickup, and shipping are still available through the online shop.
- Other rules and guidelines, in accordance with the governor's orders are below:
- Masks must be worn inside the building at all times. No exceptions.
- No one under 21 permitted in the distillery or at the tables out front.
- We will be sanitizing the space as per the guidelines of both Virginia and the CDC.
- There is still a two person limit on the people coming in to buy bottles.
- We are still unable to seat people for inside service in the distillery tasting room, nor can we do tours yet. That will come perhaps in Phase II of the re-opening.
Buy Your Spirits ONLINE for Delivery or Curbside Pickup
Virginia residents may now buy your whisky, gin and brandy online! The Virginia ABC has relaxed its rules and is now allowing direct-to-consumer shipping! We are now taking orders in our Online Shop.
ORDER NOW - https://catoctincreekstore.com/s/order
If you are outside of Virginia, you may also order for online shipping, here.
You can also place curbside orders using the online shop, or simply call in your order at 540-751-3294.
#InThisTogether Infinity Barrel goes on sale June 1st!
We are excited to release its Infinity Barrel #InThisTogether Rye Whisky on Monday, June 1st.
Please note, we are CLOSED that day! This is an ONLINE SALE! No lining up down the street! Simply place your order in our online shop, and pick up your whisky when it suits you. Two bottle limit per customer, please.
Aged in leftover casks from the distillery’s barrel select program, all profits from this limited 80-proof release will go to charities supporting struggling restaurants and bars. Catoctin Creek’s barrel select program allows area restaurants to bottle and sell custom-made whisky from the distillery’s more experimental barrels. When the pandemic hit, many restaurants in the D.C. Metro Area came under enormous financial hardship. As a result, they could not sustain the private barrel selections they had chosen. Catoctin Creek owners Scott and Becky Harris are easing their burdens by taking back the barrels.
“This was difficult for us to do, but we decided to spin this hay into gold by creating a rye whisky that is unlike anything you will ever see again,” said Scott. “During this difficult time, we are truly all #InThisTogether, which is why 100% of the profits will go to our neighbors, friends and community members in need.” The Harrises aged the leftover whiskey in various barrels, including an American Chardonnay oak cask; an apple brandy cask; and an American Imperial Stout cask from Stablecraft Brewery in Virginia. After blending, re-barreling and blind tasting at different proofs, the Infinity Barrel Rye Whisky was born, a complex, spicy and fruity combination.
This new expression costs $45.09 and goes on sale Monday, June 1, at Catoctin Creek’s tasting room for curbside pickup, at liquor stores in D.C., Delaware, and Maryland through distributor Prestige-Ledroit; and online for direct shipping in Virginia only. Profits will benefit charities including Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers; USBG’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program; Ayuda DMV, which provides social services and language access services to low-income immigrants; and Southern Smoke, a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry.
Events - Netflix and Ca-Tock-Tails with John, Denise and Avalon
This whole quarantine thing got you down? Clawing at the walls? Perhaps, you, like me, have been shamelessly bingeing Netflix and drinking a lot of homemade cocktails. If so, have we got an event for YOU!!
Every Thursday at 5pm on Facebook Live, it's Netflix & Ca-TOCK-tails happy hour? (We've had a few already, you see.) We will be doing fun, silly, and definitely entertaining cocktail "classes" devoted to our favorite binge-worthy series from Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. You can pick up the spirits and ingredients online before the live event, and then follow along as John, Avalon, Denise, Scott or Becky guide us through a few Catoctin cocktails dedicated to our favorite shows. Here are some of the iconic shows we'll be doing:
- Tiger King (done!)
- Parks and Rec (done!)
- The Office (done!)
- Community (done!)
- Stranger Things (done!)
- ... what's more???
Cocktail of the Month – Senior Chang
1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition
½ oz Sriracha pineapple syrup*
3 dashes Roundstone Rye bitters
*Sriracha Pineapple Syrup - 1 cup freshly juiced pineapple (or store bought unsweetened Pineapple Juice), honey (or sugar), 1 tablespoon of real sriracha - Bring to a boil then allow to cool to room temp. Transfer to glass container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. If you want to increase the heat, use AR’s Southern Hot Honey instead of traditional honey.
Add all ingredients into an ice filled shaker, stir until very cold, then fine strain into glass with a large cube, garnish and serve.
Recipe courtesy John Shope.
See this cocktail and hundreds more on our cocktails page.
As always, there are lots of fun and information on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, where you can stay up to date with the daily activities at the distillery. We are open every Tuesday through Sunday for tastings and bottle purchases, so stop by and see us sometime!
Scott & Becky