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Catoctin Creek Distillery to expand into 10 new states

Scott and Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purcellville. Courtesy Photo/Catoctin Creek
Loudoun County's popular Catoctin Creek whiskey is moving into new 10 new markets in February.

The local distillery's expansion comes in part because of Total Wine's decision to carry Catoctin Creek in its retail stores across the nation, according to a news release.

"Over the past few years, we've significantly grown our barrel inventory," said Becky Harris, one of the few female chief distillers in the indsutry. "Along with the acquisition of a new warehouse space in 2017, we have been planning this expansion for quite some time now. Our improvements in production are now fully online, so we're absolutely ready for this move into new states."

The new markets and distributors include:

-Arizona - Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits of Arizona
-California - Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits of California
-Florida - Cavalier Distributing
-Illinois - Burke Beverage
-Kentucky - Heidelberg Distributing Company
-Minnesota - Phillips Wine & Spirits
-Missouri - Vintegrity Wine & Spirits
-Nevada - Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits of Nevada
-New Mexico - National Distributing Company
-South Carolina - LKN Distributors
-Texas - Virtuoso Wine & Spirits

Founded in Purcellville in 2009, Catoctin Creek is the first Loudoun County distillery since prohibition. Its offerings are now available in 25 states. The distillery uses local and organic ingredients to produce a variety of small-batch craft spirits, including Roundstone Rye and Braddock Oak Rye, company officials said. Catoctin Creek also produces variations of the rye whiskey as well as its Watershed Gin.

"We are very glad to be expanding into new markets because of this Total Wine opportunity," said Scott Harris, Catoctin Creek's founder and general manager. "We're very grateful to Total Wine, and super excited to launch into 2018 with a host of new states—some markets we've had our eyes on for a long time now."

In March, Becky Harris will be a featured guest of the Total Wine Livestream, where customers of 61 Total Wine stores across the country will meet Becky, hear her speak about Catoctin Creek products and enjoy a tasting.


Catoctin Creek will need to find a larger building to ramp up production.

Good for them.  I hope it works out and they continue to succeed.

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