Women & Whiskey: February 2020

9 Jan

On the first Wednesday of every month, raise a glass with us and your fellow women who whiskey! February’s dinner will be hosted by Becky Harris, chief distiller at the Virginia-based Catoctin Creek Distillery.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
7 p.m.
$65, includes gratuity, dinner and whiskey pairings
Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.



Becky Harris is the founder and chief distiller of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. Catoctin Creek is an internationally award winning craft distillery, primarily focused on creating Virginia rye whiskey from grain to glass, and distributing products from across the United States and internationally in Singapore, Europe and Australia.

In 2009, Becky and her husband, Scott, combined their technical and business backgrounds to build an independent family-owned business crafting unique local spirits. Becky’s experience in manufacturing and process control, as well as her chemical engineering degree, made her a natural fit as chief distiller.

All their products begin with the finest local and organic grains to create the cleanest spirit possible. At the heart of the distillery is a pair of pot stills, where Becky insists on cooking the distillate for a full nine hours, more than twice as long as most other distilleries, to create the unique and award-winning flavors in her distillate.

Catoctin Creek has received numerous international gold medals and has been featured in many national publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and Whisky Advocate. The Daily Beast, Forbes and Men’s Journal have highlighted the distillery as an example of great American craft distilleries making whiskey from scratch. Becky has been featured in Food and Wine as one of “6 Women in Whiskey to Watch,” and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Craft Spirits Association.