Nice to see the article about Becky Harris on Spirit Hub:
But living in the birthplace of American spirits, the idea of opening and operating their own independent distillery was an notion that had always appealed to the couple.
Becky was influenced by Virginia’s rich distilling history. Especially where rye whiskey was concerned.
“Rye was one of the most important products in colonial times,” Becky explains. “George Washington had one of the largest distilleries of his time. And we were inspired by that to focus on rye. Make it from scratch. And create a whiskey that speaks to the past, present and future of Virginia Rye.”
The Harrises decided on the name Catoctin Creek as another homage to their Virginia Roots.
You can read the full interview, here.