Catoctin Creek Earns Big Awards at National Whiskey Competition

Purcellville, Virginia-based Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. won a slew of awards at Fred Minnick’s ASCOT Awards. Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof earned double-platinum, Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye earned platinum, and Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled-In-Bond Rye earned gold. That makes a clean sweep of the three products entered into the competition this year.

The ASCOT Awards is an international spirits competition created by spirits personality and veteran tasting judge, Fred Minnick. The competition provides a unique opportunity for distillers to have their products recognized through Fred’s YouTube channel, social media, news articles, newsletters, and festival. The competition is judged blindly by a respectable council of tasters, including Susan Reigler, Clay Risen, Tiffanie Barriere, Peggy Noe Stevens, Deyana Jones-Reid, Francesco Lafranconi and, of course, Fred Minnick himself, among many others.

“This is HUGE!!” said Scott Harris, founder and general manager of Catoctin Creek. “It is always nice to win some medals, but to sweep the awards with medals for everything we submitted is rare and really exciting! Fred has assembled an incredible panel of judges, all of whom represent the top of their art. We’re honored to be recognized in this amazing competition.”

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