Virtual Tasting

Welcome to Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Hello!

Thank you for your interest in Virginia’s most awarded whisky, Roundstone Rye.

In the videos below you are invited to join me at Ken’s Bar to make a Manhattan (and I squeeze in how to make a Sazerac too) and pull up a chair with me for a Roundstone Rye Tasting Session. You will find everything you need listed below.

Two further videos invite you to join me on a Virtual Distillery Tour and for those who want to see beyond the distillery and learn about the history of rye let Otto and I take you on a hike to see Virgina country. Next to each of our four videos you will find our recommendations for preparations to get the most out of your viewing.

To complete your experience of Virginia rye whisky we have also prepared a Spotify playlist of Virginia’s finest, you can find the link at the bottom of this page.

Cheers!

Scott Harris, founder, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

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Roundstone Rye Tasting Session

Filmed in the Tasting Room of Catoctin Creek Distillery.

Join founder Scott Harris as he guides you through the three varieties of Virginia's most-awarded rye whisky.

Preparation Notes:

  • Roundstone Rye 80 proof
  • Roundstone Rye 92 Proof Distillers Edition (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020 by Wine Enthusiast)
  • Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

 

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How to Make a Manhattan

Step-by-Step method filmed in Ken’s Bar, Catoctin Creek, Virginia.

Bonus: also includes instructions on how to make a Sazerac

Preparation Notes:
Ingredients to make a Manhattan
Ice cubes
2oz Roundstone Rye 92 proof (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020 by Wine Enthusiast)
1oz Italian Vermouth
A few dashes of Bitters
A few cocktail cherries (and a splash of the syrup)

Ingredients to make a Sazerac:
Ice
Iced water
2 oz Roundstone Rye 92 proof (American’s 3rd best rye, awarded 2020)
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Four dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
Splash of Absinthe
Large ice for serving
Lemon peel

Equipment for both cocktails:
A large glass to mix the cocktail in
Jigger (if available)
Stirrer
Strainer
A coupe glass (or similar) for serving the Manhattan
A chunky glass for serving the Sazerac

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A Virtual Distillery Tour

Take a walk around the distillery with the founder Scott Harris on a busy production day. Starting from Main Street entrance you’ll see the mash tank, the fermenters, Barney and Ron (the distillery’s two hybrid potstills), empty barrels ready for filling and finally the bottling station.

Preparation Notes:

Sitting comfortably, with a glass of Roundstone Rye or perhaps a Manhattan or Sazerac.

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The History of Rye Whisky

Take a mountain hike with Scott and distillery pup Otto to see the landscape that creates Virginia rye whisky and enjoy a brief history on how production began.

Preparation Notes:

This will be the easiest hike you will ever take! Sit comfortably and pour a glass of Roundstone Rye to sip and taste the essence of the Virginia landscape as you explore it.

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Spotify #RyeJanuary Playlist

Here is a Spotify #RyeJanuary Playlist for you to enjoy while sipping some delicious Roundstone Rye. Pull up your favorite chair, pour yourself a healthy pour, and relax and enjoy this Appalachian mood.

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Thank you very much for your interest in Catoctin Creek.

To purchase our Roundstone Rye in the USA, click here.

To purchase our Roundstone Rye in the UK click on any of the retailers below.

We look forward to delivering you Virginia in a glass.

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Cheers!

Latest News

Catoctin Creek - Best of Virginia 2022

Once again, Catoctin Creek has been awarded #1 BEST OF VIRGINIA for Distillery in Northern Virginia in Virginia Living magazine! Nestled* on the banks of its namesake creek, Catoctin opening in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since...

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American Whiskey: Profile on Catoctin Creek

Maggie Kimberl of American Whiskey magazine recently caught up with Becky Harris for an update on the distillery: MK: Catoctin Creek whiskeys have garnered some major accolades over the years. What are you most proud of? RH: This is a really challenging...

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The Spirits Business: Ten female-founded spirits brands

Nice to see Becky included in The Spirits Business roundup of ten female-founded spirits brands on International Women's Day. Becky Harris co-founded Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Virginia with her husband Scott in 2009. Based in Loudoun County in the north...

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Contact Us

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

Tel +1-540-751-8404

catoctincreek.com

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Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  JUL 16   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops!  Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get...

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  Every Fri Art of the Cocktail Class – 2022 Summer Series 7:00pm—9:00pm AS FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON POST!  Starting July 22, and for six weeks every Friday, John Shope, our Virginia Sales Manager, will...

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  SEP 2   Dinner at the Distillery with Chef Tarver King 7:00pm—9:30pm BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  In March, this dinner sold out in a few days! Join us for our fall dinner at the distillery with...

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