Welcome to November!
Where has the year gone? How did it end up to be November so quickly? The holiday season will be quickly upon us, and now is the perfect time to pick up some very special holiday gifts for that certain someone who is so hard to shop for! Nothing says, "I love you" quite as much as fine liquor... even if it is a gift you give to yourself!
Short Hill Mountain Peach Brandy and Pearousia Pear Brandy — Now Available!
This weekend, we launch two of our very special, limited release fruit brandies. Doors open at 12pm on November 3rd. Both the peach and the pear brandies will be released for the holidays. Our first batch of 1757 grape brandy sold out in just two weeks, so you don't want to miss this release!
Short Hill Mountain Peach Brandy, the first of its kind in Virginia, is a traditional recipe that dates back to the earliest days of the colonists in Virginia. Peaches were valued as a fruit tree for producing several years before apples and pears would set fruit. As such, many colonists' first distilled brandies in the New World were peach brandies! Ours is lovely stuff, from Loudoun County peaches, and is just like peach cobbler in a glass! Only 300 bottles available this year!
And we're also releasing our third season of the ever popular Pearousia pear brandy, produced in collaboration with Fabbioli cellars of Leesburg, Virginia. Made from Bartlett and Bosc pears, this brandy is subtle, warming, and delicious, making it a perfect choice for a cold winter's evening.
Both the peach and the pear brandy will be available for $42.30 per 375ml bottle.
|Date:||Saturday, November 3, 2012 |
|Time:||12pm - 5pm|
|Where:||Catoctin Creek Distillery |
37251C East Richardson Lane
For special ordering information in Virginia, please see our Virginia products page.
1757 and Pearousia Shipped to Virginia ABC, Maryland and DC
We have released a small amount of our limited seasonal spirits, specifically the 1757 Virginia Brandy and Pearousia Pear Brandy, into the Virginia ABC, Maryland, and DC markets. This should enable restaurants and stores to obtain some of these products for sale. We've already seen the 1757 showing up at places like Bluegrass in Baltimore, the Passenger in DC, and Weygant Wines in Cleveland Park.
So, if you are a restaurant or consumer in Virginia, check out our Where to Buy in Virginia for the special order codes for these products. Be patient, as the Virginia ABC special order system is not always the most efficient, and mistakes can be made. Check back with your ABC clerks often for the status of your order.
If you are a store owner or restaurant in Maryland or DC, contact our distributor, Bacchus, for information on where to obtain the spirits. If you are a consumer, give your store or restaurant a call, as they should be able to obtain the spirits from Bacchus. Check our web page for a list of Where to Buy in Maryland for more information.
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Catoctin Creek is opening a second round of investment for those who wish to become part of this exciting new company. Now distributed in VA, MD, DC, NY, TN, KY, WA, and CA, and with a new expansion already underway, there's never been a better time to get in on the ground floor.
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If you are interested, please visit our investment page and fill out the Non-Disclosure Agreement and Purchaser Questionnaire. These documents must be received for all serious inquiries.
There are a variety of great events planned for the month that should prove entertaining and educational:
- November 3 - Cleveland Park Tasting - Join us at Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits as Chad leads us through a tasting of our three flagship spirits.
- November 7 - Washingtonian On The Rocks - Catoctin Creek will pour, along with over 20 other whisky vendors, at Washington's newest whisky show.
- November 12 - Fresh Farm Markets Farmland Feast - A festival of local food, Todd Thrasher (of Restaurant Eve, Virtue Feed & Grain and the PX) will be pouring a signature cocktail made with Catoctin Creek.
- November 16 - Chesapeake Wine - Join Scott as he pours samples at Chesapeake Wine in Baltimore.
- November 21 - Peach Event at the Passenger - Catoctin Creek teams up with DC Brau for a joint launch of the Short Hill Mountain Peach Brandy and DC Brau's peach-aged Citizen Ale.
- November 29 - Catoctin Dinner at Magnolia's - Enjoy a four course dinner paired with Catoctin Creek cocktails, at Purcellville's Magnolia's at the Mill.
For the full list of events, check our events page.
Cocktail of the Month – Rye Cider
Rebecca Dudley of Market Table Bistro pairs local Catoctin Creek Distillery rye with an unusual—and Virginia-made—hickory syrup that’s both sweet and smoky. The lemon and sage help balance this seasonal cocktail, while the cinnamon naturally brings out the appley flavor.
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
½ oz Wildwood’s Hickory Syrup (Berryville) or real maple syrup
1 oz apple cider
Juice from ¼ fresh lemon
8-10 ice cubes
2 fresh sage leaves (torn), plus 1 whole to garnish
Rim chilled martini glass with cinnamon sugar. Add all the other ingreVermontdients to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and drain into chilled, rimmed glass. Float sage leaf on top.
Courtesy Rebecca Dudley of Market Table Bistro and used with permission.
See this cocktail and over eighty others on our cocktails page.
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. We do tours and tastings every day except Sunday, so stop by and see us sometime!
Remember, "Think Global, Drink LOCAL!"SM
Scott & Becky