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Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

In Distilleries by Lee Stang2 Comments

The distillery is located on Main Street in Old Town Purcellville (every place has an Old Town, right?), in an old Buick Showroom dating back to 1921. Owned by husband and wife, Scott and Becky Harris, they celebrated their 10th year in business in Mid-February. Starting a distillery was Scott’s brainstorm having become disillusioned by having to make numerous PowerPoint briefings as a government software contractor. In order to convince Becky, a chemical engineer, Scott had to write a 200-page business plan. It was good enough to convince Becky and good enough to convince a bank to give the couple some venture capital. Scott is the General Manager of the distillery, while Becky, is the Chief Distiller. I could go into more detail on the history of Catoctin Creek but a You tube video tells the story better. You can find the link at the end of the article.

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Get To Know: Sour Mash Tours

In On The Road by Matt Evans3 Comments

It’s no secret that many fans of bourbon flock to Kentucky annually to have an experience on the Bourbon Trail™. And while those outings are almost certainly rites of passage for visitors to the Bluegrass state, there are many new and cool options to check out as well. Thanks to the Bourbon Boom of recent years, downtown Louisville is hopping with many distilleries that have opened brand-specific fronts on Whiskey Row. While those are all fantastic and informative stops, keep in mind, they are brand specific and will only share their side of the story. However, if you’re looking for a new and totally unique experience in the heart of Kentucky’s biggest city, you’ll have to check out Sour Mash Tours.