We finally went to Catoctin Creek Distillery! We’ve been wanting to go for a while but just hadn’t made it out there. Just a heads up before we give our review, the State of Virginia limits your intake of flights at a place like this. Meaning you can’t order all the flights or get 2 or 3. You get 1. One. Per person.
We started with a reservation at 12noon. You can make reservations online. This guarantees you a table but if you walk in, be prepared for a crowd if you don’t have one. We were a little late but had seating at the bar which I think worked out better anyway. When I made the reservation, it was for a standard tasting which essentially is a shot of their Gin, Whiskey and Moonshine. We did that but upgraded to a cocktail flight, too. So we shared one of the flights and then we shared the cocktail flight. I recommend you do this so you can experience the liquor on its own but also taste it mixed in.
Let’s start with the Watershed Gin. If you like Hendrick’s, you’ll love this. It’s like Hendricks with hints of floral. We had that mixed as a Watershed Gimlet. It had maple syrup, lemon, seltzer and gin. It was so good!
Next up the Rye Whiskey. Smooth. We had that as a Manhattan. Kelley said it was one of the best Manhattans he’s had.
Lastly was the Mosby’s Spirit aka Moonshine. We had the Colonel Langdon which was the same as the Gimlet but the Moonshine instead of Gin. That was good, too.
In the end, we bought the Gin at $34.19. We had gin and tonics a few days later and I must say, they hit the spot. Definitely make a trip out here!