Awards & Accolades

94 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020 91 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020 91 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020 90 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020 90 pts Wine Enthusiast 2020

NYWWSC 2018 Double Gold SFWSC 2017 Double Gold F. Paul Pacult Spirit Journal 5-star Recommendation 2018 Good Food Awards Winner 2018 Good Food Awards Winner 2016 Good Food Awards Winner Green Biz PlatinumGreen Biz Platinum

WABCCA 2020 Gold Consumer Choice WABCCA 2020 Gold Consumer Choice WABCCA 2020 Gold SFWSC 2019 Gold World Whiskies Awards 2018 Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Beverage Testing Institute 2016 American Whiskey Masters 2016 Icons of Whisky 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Gold Wizards of Whisky Gold Virginia Distiller of the Year Artisan Awards Gold The Fifty Best Gold The Fifty Best Gold Green Business Gold 2013 Good Food Awards Gold Seal

Whiskies of the World 2019 Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World 2019 Silver Whiskies of the World 2019 Silver Las Vegas 2019 Silver Las Vegas 2019 Silver SFWSC 2019 Silver NYWWSC 2018 Silver NYWWSC 2018 Silver NYWWSC 2018 Silver ISC 2018 Silver ISC 2018 Silver SFWSC 2017 Silver SFWSC 2017 Silver SFWSC 2017 Silver Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Beverage Testing Institute 2016 Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 American Whisky Masters 2016 American Whisky Masters 2016 LA 2016 Silver SFWSC 2015 Silver Wizards of Whisky Silver Watershed Gin takes silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye and Mosby's Spirit take silver medals at the NYISC in 2010 Roundstone Rye takes silver medal for rye whiskey at ADI in 2011

USC 2015 87 pts USC 2011 87 pts

ISC 2018 Bronze Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2011 Mosby's Spirit takes bronze medal for unaged whisky at ADI in 2010 Roundstone Rye Cask Proof takes bronze medal for rye whisky at ADI in 2013 Roundstone Rye takes bronze medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013 New York International Spirits Competition Bronze

Loudoun Chamber Small Business of the Year  2020 Best of Virginia 2020 Best of Virginia 2019

Best of NOVA 2020

The RAMMYS 2015

Trip Advisor 2020 Travelers' Choice Award Trip Advisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Washington Post Editors' Pick
Virginia's Finest

"Virginia's Most Awarded Whisky!"

London • New York • San Francisco

"Becky Harris, arguably the greatest female whiskey maker in America."
Wine & Country, November 2020

"A spice-forward tribute to—and from—Virginia, the birthplace of American whiskey."
Better Homes & Gardens, May 2018

"Do what you have to do to buy a bottle...or two."
— F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 / June 2017

"The company’s flagship Roundstone Rye is taking off way beyond its small-town roots."
Fox News, November 2015

"While many craft spirits claim the title of 'handmade,' Catoctin walks the walk with its line of whiskeys, gins, and brandies"
Southern Living, January 2015

"While gins can be all over the map these days, Watershed comes across with clear focus. Beautiful juniper nose and taste, with practically no alcohol harshness... Incredibly balanced... I just wanted to sit back and enjoy it."
Forbes, January 2015

"One of the top boutique rye makers in the country."
Travel Channel, December 13, 2017

"That's how rye is made."
The Washington Post, September 11, 2014

"You can't ever go wrong with Catoctin Creek."
Men's Journal, September 3, 2014

"A vibrant flavor, fresh on the palate. There's some juicy banana on the finish and a nice velvety mouthfeel."
— Max Watman, author Chasing the White Dog and Liquor.com contributor

Product Awards

  • 94 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2020 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • 91 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2020 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • 91 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2020 - Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond
  • 90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2020 - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • 90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2020 - Braddock Oak Rye
  • DOUBLE GOLD - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • DOUBLE GOLD - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • BEST OF THE BEST - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, June 2017 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • ★★★★★/Highest Recommendation - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD & CONSUMER CHOICE - Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards 2020, $50 & under - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • GOLD & CONSUMER CHOICE - Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards 2020, $51 - $100 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards 2020 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • CATEGORY WINNER - World Whiskies Awards 2018, American Rye Under 12 years - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • WINNER - Good Food Awards 2018 - Roundstone Rye
  • FINALIST - Good Food Awards 2018 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Watershed Gin
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Braddock Oak Rye
  • GOLD - American Whiskey Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • WINNER - Good Food Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 - Braddock Oak "Red Wine Finish"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 and US Craft Other Grain Whiskey of the Year - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Wizards of Whisky World Awards 2015 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • GOLD - Artisan Awards 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2014 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • GOLD - Good Food Awards 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - The Fifty Best, Best Rye Whiskey 2012 - Roundstone Rye
  • GOLD - Beverage Testing institute (91 points, Exceptional) - Watershed Gin
  • ★★★★½ - The Whiskey Wash, May 2019 - Rabble Rouser
  • ★★★★/Highly Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Mosby's Spirit
  • SILVER OUTSTANDING - Whiskies of the World Awards 2019 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2019 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2019 - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • SILVER - Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards 2019 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards 2019 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • SILVER - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Roundstone Rye "Cask Proof"
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - Braddock Oak Rye Whisky
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Whiskies of the World Awards 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - American Whisky Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - American Whiskey Masters 2016 - The Spirits Business UK - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2011 - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - The Fifty Best - Watershed Gin
  • SILVER - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • SILVER - New York International Spirits Competition 2010 - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing Institute (87 points, Highly Recommended) - Roundstone Rye
  • SILVER - Beverage Testing institute (85 points, Highly Recommended) - Mosby's Spirit
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • VERY GOOD - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 by F. Paul Pacult (87 points, Strong Recommendation) - Mosby's Spirit
  • ★★★/Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • ★★★/Recommended - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2016 - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - International Spirits Challenge 2018 - Roundstone Rye "80 Proof"
  • BRONZE - New York International Spirits Competition - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • BRONZE - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 - Roundstone Rye
  • BRONZE - BEST IN CATEGORY - American Distilling Institute 2011 - Mosby's Spirit
  • BRONZE - American Distilling Institute Whiskey Competition 2010 - Mosby's Spirit
  • 96 POINTS - Distiller.com, April 2019 - Rabble Rouser
  • 9.0 RATING - American Whiskey, June 2018 - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • 9.0 RATING - Paste Magazine, November 20, 2017 - Roundstone Rye
  • 93 POINTS - Whiskycast - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • 90 POINTS - Whiskycast - Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof
  • 90 POINTS - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2018 edition - Braddock Oak
  • 88 POINTS - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2018 edition - Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
  • 88 POINTS - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2018 edition - Roundstone Rye "92 Proof"
  • 87 POINTS - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2018 edition - Roundstone Rye
  • 89 POINTS - Tasting Panel Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 89 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • 87 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Watershed Gin
  • 85 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Mosby's Spirit
  • 80 POINTS - Whisky Advocate Magazine - Roundstone Rye
  • VIRGINIA'S FINEST - Roundstone Rye, Mosby's Spirit, Watershed Gin

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Latest News

Washington Post coverage of the Art of the Cocktail

We were elated to see the Washington Post write a story on our Art of the Cocktail classes! More than just being an instructional drink-making class, Scott's purpose is more to build a sense of community and social gathering.  Fritz...

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NY Times: America’s First Moonshine, Applejack, Returns in Sleeker Style

Julia Moskin does a pretty darn comprehensive review on the state of applejack (aka apple brandy) in the New York Times.  Check it out: As most small-scale applejack makers do, Catoctin Creek starts the process not with fresh apples but with...

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Becky & Scott Harris named to Imbibe 75

2020 was a difficult year; nobody will argue that point.  For us at Catoctin Creek, we had several restaurants return their barrel select rye whisky because they didn't know if they would be able to continue business in the face...

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Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St
Purcellville, VA 20132

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The Art of the Cocktail - The Online Class with Scott Harris

  MAR/APR Fri. Art of the Cocktail Class – 3rd time's a charm, ONLINE! 7:00pm—9:00pm AS FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON POST!  In this series, I will be focusing on various cocktails from books I'm enjoying. ...

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Old Tom Gin Release Day

  MAR 22 Release Day!  Old Tom Gin 8:00am On Monday, March 22nd at 8am, we will release the Old Tom Gin in our ONLINE STORE.  We will have 30 cases of whisky to release...

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I'm Every Woman Virtual Tasting

  MAR 27 I'm Every Woman Virtual Tasting 7:30pm—10:00pm Come celebrate Women's History Month by making history with an extraordinary tasting of women owned spirits by Moe Peacock. This is not a women only...

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