November kicks off with Whisky Bible kudos and a Patowmack farm dinner!
November Greetings from Catoctin Creek
Catoctin scores big in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2018 edition
We were very pleased to feature so well in the latest edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018. Nearly the entire whisky lineup was featured, with some great commentary about the distillery in general:
Braddock Oak Single Barrel Rye Whisky - 90 pts - ... brilliant delivery of brittle rye and very warming spice ... it is heart-warming to see a distillery dedicated to making rye. (Available at Total Wine nationwide.)
Catoctin Creek Cask Proof Roundstone Rye Whisky - 88 pts - ... the thick rye is matched equally by the oily feints and brooding spice. Chewy and profound.
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Single Barrel Whisky - 87 pts - ... The thing that has to be said about Catoctin is the amazing consistency (and close scoring) of their brands ... as with the others, no shortage of personality.
Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky [92 proof] - 88 pts - ... best delivery I have tasted yet from Catoctin where the big rye presences has been nailed ... the rye here really is deliciously on song!
You can pre-order your copy of the Whisky Bible here and review all the great spirits mentioned. Thanks, Mr. Murray!
Our first farm dinner collaboration with Patowmack and other local farms
On November 7th, at 7:00pm, at the distillery tasting room, please join us for a very special Farm Dinner with Chef Tarver King of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. Chef Tarver King has been featured and published in numerous periodicals including Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine Magazine as well as Esquire, who named King as one of its top five chefs to watch. He has been a RAMMY nominated Chef of the Year and a finalist for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, James Beard Foundation. Here's your chance to meet him and enjoy his mind-blowing cuisine!
Dinner will include five courses with cocktail pairings, each course will feature a different farm. You'll have a chance to meet Chef King and our other farmers, featuring George's Mill, Longstone Farm, Whiffletree Farm, Vert's Farm, and War Shore Oyster Company. Cost is $150 plus gratuity. This event is limited to 40 seats and will sell out, so we recommend you book NOW!
Cool events in Autumn!
There are some amazing events planned for autumn! Check out the full list here. Be sure to join us for all the fun!
Farm Dinner at the Distillery
November 7, 7pm. Join us for this once in a lifetime dinner with Chef Tarver King from the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, along with five other farmers highlighted during the evening meal. We'll make accompanying cocktails. You'll have a night you'll remember forever. This dinner is great for a special occasion, but it will fill up soon, so book now!
November 18, 10am. Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:00am. Volunteers wanted. Learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get your chance to work the magic "whisky cow"! Or maybe you'd like to try your hands at operating "Ninette", our fancy French labeling machine! This event is FREE to attend!
From Scotland for his third visit - Jim Malcolm in Concert!
November 19, 12pm. We are delighted for the third visit from Jim Malcolm to Catoctin Creek!
Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”.
Holiday Wreath Workshop
November 30, 6pm - 8pm. 'Tis the season for beautiful wreaths and delicious artisan cocktails. Join Beaumont House and Catoctin Creek Distillery for an evening of merriment and wreath making. Our space for the evening will be the tasting room of the fabulous Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville, VA. We will have fresh greens, foraged elements and beautiful ribbon. Enjoy holiday inspired cocktails mixed at the bar by the uber talented mixologists at Catoctin Creek.
Space is limited to 40 people. Workshop includes everything you need to create a beautiful wreath to take home and enjoy this holiday season, light snacks and one cocktail. Of course the bar will be open if you wish to purchase additional cocktails.
Repeal Day Party with Deanna Danger!
December 5, 7:30pm - until Join us on Tuesday night, December 5th, in celebrating Repeal Day with an ass-kicking cocktail party! Your ticket includes the first round of drinks, heavy appetizers by the Wine Kitchen, plus a live performance by burlesque artist, Deanna Danger, and live jazz by Lassiez Foure. Repeal Day comes but once a year, so don't miss this rare opportunity to celebrate the repeal of the Volstead act—which established Prohibition in the first place!
Prohibition era dress is highly encouraged, but not required! Over 21 only for this event, please. Keep the kiddies at home where they'll be safe!
Tickets are $60 per person and very limited, so reserve now!
Cocktail of the Month – White Manhattan
This one comes to us from @spiderwitchfam on Instagram. A lovely study in clear beverages.
2 oz Catoctin Creek white unaged rye spirit
½ oz Carpano Bianco vermouth
½ tsp Laphroaig Quarter Cask
1-2 dashes Jack Rudy Aromatic Bitters
Stir, serve up or over a rock.
Photo and recipe courtesy D.E. Wittkower and used with permission.
See this cocktail and hundreds more on our cocktails page.
So Long For Now
As always, we thank you for your support as we continue to craft the finest spirits in Virginia. Please visit 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