Events

There's always something fun happening at Catoctin Creek!

Join us for a whole host of great events held both at the distillery and at restaurants and locations throughout the area.  Check the calendar below for an event near you.

Catoctin Creek Distillery is also available for PRIVATE EVENTS, like weddings, birthday parties, and corporate functions.  

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Private Events

 

Tours and Tastings

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Event

 

NOV

6

 

Warrior Spirit Benefit for the Brave Dinner

7:00pm—10:00pm

Join Wall Street Journal-bestselling author, bourbon authority, and social media tastemaker Fred Minnick, and USO National Capital Region Board Member Curt Kolcun for an exclusive vintage whiskey dinner fundraiser to benefit the USO National Capital Region.

Dinner will be a four-course affair, prepared by Chef Justin Garrison, who is widely known for his simple, yet eclectic food combinations using mostly locally sourced ingredients. Owner of Justin Thyme Culinary, Chef Justin has been an Executive Chef for two of Northern Virginia Magazine's Top 50 Restaurants. His cooking style is much like a delightful culinary roadmap.

Enjoy a private tour of the distillery from owners, Scott and Becky Harris. Catoctin Creek staff will also personally craft cocktails and you’ll enjoy vintage historical rye whiskies expertly paired with your dinner!

Whiskies to be served: 1908 Mellon Overholt Rye, 1928 Biltmore Pure Rye, 1942 Golden Wedding Rye, 2021 Catoctin Creek Rye – Warrior Spirit Barrel #3 Cask Proof Apple Brandy Finish.

This will be a magical evening with only 36 seats and one not to miss!! Dinner is priced at $350, and includes all four courses, cocktails, rye whiskies, and a bottle of Catoctin Creek Barrel Select Rye – Warrior Spirit Barrel #3 Cask Proof Apple Brandy Finished. 100% of dinner proceeds benefit the USO!

This event is by invite only. RSVP below to confirm your invitation to the dinner.

All members of your party must present vaccine card to attend this event.

THIS DINNER IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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Event

 

NOV

13

 

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 your chance to work the magic "whisky cow"! Or maybe you'd like to try your hands at operating "Ninette" and "Terry", our fancy French labeling machines!  These bottles make great gifts for those special loved ones in your life, and you can tell them you bottled it yourself!  Bring a friend!

Includes a free continental breakfast, mega-tour from Scott, the bottling workshop activity, and a free tasting at the end. 

Always FREE to attend!

All members of your party must present vaccine card to attend this event.  Click Read More below for full terms and conditions.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

NOV

26

Release Day!  Black Friday Barrel Select Rye

8:00am

On Black Friday November 26, at 8am, we will release a new collaboration whisky, our Barrel Select Rye Whisky aged in Crooked Run Brewery's Black Friday Russian Imperial Stout barrels.  These will be available in our ONLINE STORE and tasting room.  Only 628 bottles were made, so get yours ASAP!  No need to queue up at the distillery, we are CLOSED until 1pm that day.  You can simply buy the whisky from the online store, then choose to have it delivered or come pick it up at your leisure.  Bottles are $52 for this exciting one time release.

VIP members may call us at 540-751-3294 to obtain a bottle anytime before the release date.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

NOV

29

 

GWAR Ragnarök Rye Release Three - Cyber Monday

8:00am

Eons ago the members of the intergalactic shock rock band known as GWAR descended on this world as passengers on a flaming comet that would bring about the destruction of most life on Earth. The asteroid plowed into the continent of Antarctica with devastating force, melting the ice, setting much of the world ablaze, and leaving a massive crater filled with the purest Antarctic water and a strangely intoxicating ichor that flowed from the veins of the immortal GWAR. Legend recorded these events as the tale of Ragnarök, the end of days. But like all endings, it was also a beginning. Now, this blood of the gods, harvested from the great caldera, has been distilled and bottled by Catoctin Creek as Ragnarök Rye.

On Monday, November 29, you can get yours! 

We will release Ragnarök Rye in our ONLINE STORE on Monday morning, 8am.  WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR IN PERSON SALES AT THAT TIME!  No need to stand in line, just order online and pick it up at your leisure, or we'll ship it to you.

RULES:

  • The product will show SOLD OUT on the retail sites until the release date and time.
  • Limit two bottles per customer, please!
  • No, we can't hand-select certain bottle toppers for you.
  • No, you can't get more than two bottles this time.  (We will have more product in future releases, so don't worry.)
  • No, we can't ship you an empty bottle.
  • Yes, you will like this whisky!  It is AMAZING!
  • VIRGINIA ONLY THIS TIME.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

DEC

12

 

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 your chance to work the magic "whisky cow"! Or maybe you'd like to try your hands at operating "Ninette" and "Terry", our fancy French labeling machines!  These bottles make great gifts for those special loved ones in your life, and you can tell them you bottled it yourself!  Bring a friend!

Includes a free continental breakfast, mega-tour from Scott, the bottling workshop activity, and a free tasting at the end. 

Always FREE to attend!

All members of your party must present vaccine card to attend this event.  Click Read More below for full terms and conditions.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

DEC

17

 

Holiday Dinner at the Distillery

7:00pm—9:30pm

Join us for our annual Holiday Dinner!  Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal produce and local suppliers, prepared by Chef Justin Garrison, who is widely known for his simple, yet eclectic food combinations using mostly locally sourced ingredients. Owner of Justin Thyme Culinary, Chef Justin has been an Executive Chef for two of Northern Virginia Magazine's Top 50 Restaurants. His cooking style is much like a delightful culinary roadmap.

Enjoy a private tour of the distillery from owners, Scott and Becky Harris. Catoctin Creek staff will also personally craft cocktails expertly paired with your dinner! This will be a magical evening, and one not to miss!! Dinner is priced at $99, and includes all four courses and cocktails.

All members of your party must present vaccine card to attend this dinner.  Click Read More below for full terms and conditions.

THIS DINNER IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

JAN

7

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! We will learn a lot about whisky, gin, vermouth, bitters, and the colorful characters behind the bar (like Jerry Thomas, Orasmus Wilson, and many more).  We'll mostly be making drinks and having fun, so don't sweat the details too much here!

Classes will run every Friday night at 7pm via Zoom.  Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever.  Since this will be via Zoom, I expect lots of interaction and questions and good times.  It's a drinks class, after all!  As I mention in many of my classes, this class will be equal parts, cocktail how-to, education, and fun.

THIS CLASS:  THE OLD FASHIONED

Tickets are $15 per person for the lessons, which leaves you room to purchase the ingredients.  You can purchase our spirits in our online store.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

JAN

14

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! We will learn a lot about whisky, gin, vermouth, bitters, and the colorful characters behind the bar (like Jerry Thomas, Orasmus Wilson, and many more).  We'll mostly be making drinks and having fun, so don't sweat the details too much here!

Classes will run every Friday night at 7pm via Zoom.  Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever.  Since this will be via Zoom, I expect lots of interaction and questions and good times.  It's a drinks class, after all!  As I mention in many of my classes, this class will be equal parts, cocktail how-to, education, and fun.

THIS CLASS:  EARLY GIN COCKTAILS

Tickets are $15 per person for the lessons, which leaves you room to purchase the ingredients.  You can purchase our spirits in our online store.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

JAN

21

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! We will learn a lot about whisky, gin, vermouth, bitters, and the colorful characters behind the bar (like Jerry Thomas, Orasmus Wilson, and many more).  We'll mostly be making drinks and having fun, so don't sweat the details too much here!

Classes will run every Friday night at 7pm via Zoom.  Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever.  Since this will be via Zoom, I expect lots of interaction and questions and good times.  It's a drinks class, after all!  As I mention in many of my classes, this class will be equal parts, cocktail how-to, education, and fun.

THIS CLASS:  VERMOUTH COCKTAILS

Tickets are $15 per person for the lessons, which leaves you room to purchase the ingredients.  You can purchase our spirits in our online store.

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Purcellville, Virginia

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Event

 

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! We will learn a lot about whisky, gin, vermouth, bitters, and the colorful characters behind the bar (like Jerry Thomas, Orasmus Wilson, and many more).  We'll mostly be making drinks and having fun, so don't sweat the details too much here!

Classes will run every Friday night at 7pm via Zoom.  Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever.  Since this will be via Zoom, I expect lots of interaction and questions and good times.  It's a drinks class, after all!  As I mention in many of my classes, this class will be equal parts, cocktail how-to, education, and fun.

THIS CLASS:  NEW ORLEANS COCKTAILS

Tickets are $15 per person for the lessons, which leaves you room to purchase the ingredients.  You can purchase our spirits in our online store.

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Catoctin Creek Distillery

Purcellville, Virginia

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120 W Main St
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Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  NOV 13   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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