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Market Watch - Women behind the still

Market Watch did an interesting piece on a number of women who work at several distilleries across the world, including our own beloved Becky Harris.  Amber Drea writes:

After staying home with her kids for 10 years, the former chemical engineer decided to take on distilling duties, while Scott managed the marketing and sales side. “I’ve always been interested in making things,” Harris explains. It also helped that she had a science background. “This business was Scott’s dream job, so he chose well when we got married 20 years ago,” she jokes.

Read the entire article, here.

Garden and Gun Magazine - Made in the South Awards

Garden and Gun MagazineGarden and Gun is a really cool magazine. Think Southern Living for the hipster generation. Honestly, when I first heard of it, I was intrigued by the name/  Upon closer inspection, I found more and more cool articles within its pages.  I couldn't put it down.

In the December 2010/January 2011 issue, Catoctin Creek was named as a winner in their Made in the South awards. As the cover states, "20 craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and artists who are making things right"! Heck, yeah!

Thanks to Donovan Webster and Haskell Harris (no relation), who wrote the article and supervised the competition.

Read the online G&G story, or our excerpt below from the magazine:

Catoctin Creek Organic Spirits, Purcellville, VA.  After years of plotting his escape from life as a software engineer, Scott Harris finally made his dream of distilling handmade spirits in the country happen.  Almost two years later, business is booming at he and his wife Becky's distillery in the Blue Ridge Mountains, now producing organic gin, rye, and a white whiskey called Mosby's Spirit (named for rogue Confederate colonel John S. Mosby).  The distillery sits on the north fork of Catoctin Creek, the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since Prohibition.  Try the gin with tonic and cucumber, the rye neat, and Mosby's Spirit with sweet tea.

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

  JAN 28 Art of the Cocktail Class – 2022 ONLINE! 7:00pm—9:00pm AS FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON POST!  In this series, I will be reprising the history of the cocktail from 1806 to modern times...

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  FEB 4 Art of the Cocktail Class – 2022 ONLINE! 7:00pm—9:00pm AS FEATURED IN THE WASHINGTON POST!  In this series, I will be reprising the history of the cocktail from 1806 to modern times...

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