September 2010 Update

September is here, and a young man's fancy turns to brandy!

Grape harvestAs August drew to a close, we wrapped up our rye production season.  In September, we focus our attention on all the grapes that have begun to arrive, and we begin distilling brandy.

This year's grape harvest could be one of the best ever in Virginia.  Drought conditions have concentrated the flavors and sugars in the berries, so we have very high expectations for an excellent vintage!

Our first grape brandies will be made from a blend of Seyval Blanc and Chambourcin, but it will be at least two years before we see any ready for bottling.  So, until then... we wait!

Whisky Cruise on the HudsonAugust was so busy.  In August, we saw our distribution expand into Northern California (along with present day Maryland, DC and Virginia).  Apparently, a lot of people are interested in fine eco-ganic spirits!  Our PR engine was in full swing, as we poured spirits for the Mike O'Meara show and cruised down the Hudson on the Whisky Cruise.

There are still so many more events planned, including the Washington Redskins "Return to Glory" party on Sept. 8th with many Redskins alum and GM Bruce Allen.  (Admission is free!)  Be sure to check out the full list at

Pepito cocktail at PatowmackWe are constantly asked, "Where can we buy your spirits?"  Well, the list of stores, restaurants and pubs is growing day by day.  The best way to stay up to date is to check our web site at  If you see a restaurant or store with Catoctin Creek, and we don't have it on our list, let us know!  Check back often, as the list continues to grow!  And don't be afraid to ask your server, "Can I get Catoctin Creek?"

As always, there are lots of fun and information on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where you can stay up to date with the daily activities at the distillery.  Tours are always free, so stop by and see us sometime!

Remember, "Think Global, Drink LOCAL!"SM

Scott & Becky

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Purcellville, VA 20132

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