Happy August from Catoctin Creek! BIG release this month!
We have a big release this month, and we don't want you to miss it!!
Coming Monday, August 3rd, at 8:00 AM, we will release our newest expression of 1757 Virginia 'XO' Brandy. This one is seven years old and bottled in bond!
We will release this ONLINE ONLY for shipping directly to you, or pickup at the distillery. We purposely put the release day on a Monday, when we are closed to the public, so that people will NOT form long lines outside the distillery. Why line up with all that trouble? Skip the line and pick-up at your leisure! Sales are online only in our online shop, link below. Please note that the product will show "Out of Stock" or "Unavailable" until August 3rd at 8am. We will not be accepting pre-orders, sorry.
These are EXTREMELY LIMITED. Only 272 bottles were produced from this single barrel. There will be a two bottle per person limit on this product. Restaurant partners should contact their sales representative now to ensure they get a bottle for their establishment.
Buy Your Spirits ONLINE for Delivery or Curbside Pickup
Virginia residents may buy your whisky, gin and brandy online! The Virginia ABC now allows direct-to-consumer shipping! We are now taking orders in our Online Shop.
ORDER NOW - https://catoctincreekstore.com
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.
The Whiskey Wash reviews #InThisTogether Rye Whisky!
We received a really wonderful review from Carin Moonin at The Whiskey Wash, regarding our #InThisTogether Rye Whisky that was done for charity. We scored a very rare 5 out of 5 stars! Yet, such a funny and insightful review. What's coolest is how much Carin seemed to enjoy the product:
Palate: Honey. Wonderful. Like how mead has always been described to me, versus how it actually tastes (i.e., mead is disgusting). But this is not. This is fantastic. It marries together all sorts of weird influences and makes it work, like a beautiful child from sexy parents. All the genetics of this whiskey are there and the outcome is marvelous. The mouthfeel is thinner than some but not at all tinny.
It is really delicious. I could drink this, neat, over and over again. It doesn’t need a damn thing. I want to try more of their whiskeys under better circumstances and it’s evident why they have received so many accolades. Well done.
You can read the full review, here.
Fun times with the Whiskey and Kicks Show!
If you want to get to know some of our people a little better, John and Avalon, a couple of our regional sales ambassadors, do a really entertaining interview with the Whiskey and Kicks Show on YouTube. Check this out to learn a little behind the scenes gossip and walk through a tasting of the spirits.
This was a really fun interview, with an interesting insight into the life of these two wonderful sales employees. Enjoy!
Cocktail of the Month – Peach Berry Smash
This cocktail comes to us from Allison Barger Eddy, aka @tiptoeingthrujuleps on Instagram. Allison writes:
For these hot summer days, I have fully embraced the pre-batched-mason-jar-cocktail trend. Just combine your cocktail ingredients in a mason jar and store it in the fridge until go time. Then add ice, shake it up, and enjoy! It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Today’s #frontporchsipper took advantage of a strawberry-peach simple syrup I made last week and some of the fresh fruit that we can’t get enough of these days. The sweet, tart, fruity flavors at play here still allow the rye to shine... and what a good rye it is! (So good that I used my “backup” bottle for these photos rather than the almost-empty bottle that’s sitting on my bar shelf.)
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92-proof Rye Whisky
½ oz Grand Marnier / Orange Liqueur
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Strawberry-peach simple syrup
Approx. 3 strawberries, hulled and halved
Approx. 4 slices of fresh peach
Mint sprig, for garnish
In a mason jar, combine all ingredients except garnish. Screw on the lid to the mason jar and store in fridge until ready to drink. When you’re ready to have your cocktail, add ice to the mason jar, screw on the lid, and shake everything together. Remove the lid, insert the mint sprig and a straw, and enjoy!
Cocktail and photo courtesy of Allison Barger Eddy.
See this cocktail and hundreds more on our cocktails page.
Proudly supporting WhiskyCast
Catoctin Creek is proud to be one of the sponsors of WhiskyCast, and if you’re not familiar with Whisky’s longest-running podcast series, we encourage you to check it out. Each week, Mark Gillespie brings you the latest whisky news from all over the world, along with in-depth interviews, tasting notes, and much more. You can listen to WhiskyCast on most podcast apps, smart speakers, and at WhiskyCast.com.
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