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Catoctin Creek Distilling snaps up 15,000sqft site

Constellation Brands-backed Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has purchased a 15,000sqft site in its native Virginia in order to expand warehousing capacity.

Catoctin Creek has purchased a 15,000sqft site to boost maturation capacity

The acquisition of the site comes as the ‘craft’ distillery works towards doubling its production by the end of 2018.

While the stated aim is to up maturation capabilities, the ‘craft’ distiller says the facility could serve as an additional base for operations as the business grows.

Loudon Valley-based Catoctin Creek will keep its headquarters and distilling operations at its main Purcellville site, which is open to the public six days a week.

“The new facility is a first step towards much greater expansion,” said Catoctin Creek co-owner Scott Harris.

“As we continue to craft spirits by hand from the best organic grains, our goal is to double production by next year.”

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company was founded in 2009 by Harris and his wife Becky with the ambition of using local, organic ingredients to produce premium spirits. Its products include rye whiskeys and gins, which the company recently launched into Europe.

In January, US drinks group Constellation Brands announced it had taken a minority stake in the Catoctin Creek business.

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