One of our sales managers, Avalon Haas (aka the Unicorn Whisky Fairy), has a really wonderful interview with the folks at The Glass Less Traveled. Enjoy this!!
Nice coverage in the Washington Post about how even if liquor sales are up, the craft spirits category is not seeing the same boom. Laura Reiley writes:
The narrative had been that people were buying all kinds of liquors, but we were skeptical,” said Scott Harris, co-owner of Catoctin Creek Distilling in Purcellville, Va., which makes its flagship Roundstone Rye, as well as gin and brandy. “The market has seismically changed.
You can read the full store, here.
DCist - Virginia Distillery Catoctin Creek Is Blending A Custom Whiskey From Leftover Casks To Help Restaurant Workers In Need
DCist did a great article talking about our #InThisTogether Infinity Barrel Rye Whisky. This benefit project supports local hospitality workers who have been out of work since COVID-19 began. Writing from the article:
All the proceeds are going towards charities supporting out-of-work and struggling restaurants, bars, and their workers: Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers; USBG’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program; Ayuda DMV, which provides social services and language access services to low-income immigrants; and Southern Smoke, a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry.
You can read the full story, here.
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.
Scotland and Ireland aren't the only places where fine spirits are distilled. There are plenty of companies in the Southern U.S. that craft whiskey and show it off at tastings, tours, and other events. If you're a whiskey lover, check out the five distilleries listed here."
Check us out at #5, starting about 4:38 in the video above. Just click the image to bring up the video.
Jon Schott of The People’s Drug in Alexandria. Photo credit Renss Greene, Loudoun Now.
Great coverage of our Battle of the Bartender's event last week, which raised over $4,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Nikki Drake, from 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church took home top honors for the night. Writing in Loudoun Now, Rens Greene sums up the night:
Nikki Drake, from 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, came out on top, earning bragging rights for the next year as Northern Virginia’s best bartender. She overcame competition from Jon Schott from The Peoples Drug in Alexandria, Eric Bowers from Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Erin Robertson from AhSo Restaurant, Alex Moreno from Circa at Clarendon in Clarendon, and Chris West from The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg. They were judged by Michael Saccone, of Thrashers Rum & Tiki TNT; Stefanie Gans, former dining editor and restaurant critic for Northern Virginia Magazine and current program director at Cookology; and Scott Harris, founder of Catoctin Creek Distillery.
You can read the full story, here.
We are so honored to be included in Loudoun County's history timeline of top 40 business moments from 1979 - 2019:
Catoctin Creek, Loudoun’s First Distillery Since Prohibition, Opens in Purcellville
Scott and Becky Harris started Loudoun’s first post-Prohibition distillery during the heart of the recession, with funding from personal finances, an SBA loan, and help from neighbors and friends in the community. Now sold in 26 U.S. states and in Europe and Asia, Catoctin Creek has won the most awards of any whiskey made in Virginia.
You can read the full story, here. Photograph courtesy Kristen Dill.
Get to know Catoctin Creek, via WhiskyJason in Berlin:
I wish we didn't have to do these interviews, but we continue to hammer the point that tariffs are hurting small businesses, and the government needs to listen to us.
To see the full story, click the video above, or click here.
Mucho gracias to Lamar Romero at Dragon Spirits Marketing for assembling this training video of our founder and chief distiller, Becky Harris, walking through a sales session with the spirits.
This is a great episode where we provide some insight into some fun, cool, and weird things we're doing with the gents from Single Cask Nation.
- iTunes: https://apple.co/2luemxB
- Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2mGCxc1
- Or hit the website and find Season 3, Episode 16: http://onenationunderwhisky.com/episodes/
Here is an interview Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek, did with CNBC regarding the tariffs with the EU:
Click the video above to view the clip, or see the whole story, here.