THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
Becky Harris is the founder and chief distiller of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. Catoctin Creek is a multiple award winning craft distillery, the first in Loudoun County since Prohibition, now distributing products from Boston to Atlanta, Washington DC to Nashville, with international distribution presently in Singapore, Hong Kong, and soon, in Europe.
Becky and Scott’s dream of combining their technical and business backgrounds to build an independent family-owned business crafting unique local spirits was realized when they co-founded Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in 2009. Becky’s Chemical Engineering process skills made her a natural fit as Chief Distiller, while Scott managed the business aspects. Demand for their award-winning spirits prompted them to invest in the renovation of a historic Purcellville property to become their new distillery and tasting room.
Catoctin Creek has been featured in the Washington Post, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, and Whisky Advocate. The Daily Beast and Men’s Journal have highlighted their rye whisky as an example of great American craft distilleries making whisky from scratch.
Catoctin Creek was named 2012 Loudoun County Small Business of the Year and their products have won multiple awards, including a Gold Medals from the Fifty Best, Beverage Testing Institute, American Distilling Institute, and Virginia’s Finest.