Whiskey just keeps on getting bigger, and with that, so do distilleries. Catoctiin Creek Distilling Co. announced its plan to triple its distilling capacity through a $1 million production facility upgrade.
The plans had been well under way but were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the expansion is now scheduled for completion in late June, according to a news release.
Catoctin Creek, located in Purcellville, Va., is replacing its 12-year-old, 300-gallon with a 2000-liter copper pot still from Specific Mechanical Systems in British Columbia, also adding a glycol cooling system; a new 2000L mash tank; six new 2000L fermenters; and concrete floors to replace the existing 100-year-old floors.
The old distillery equipment will be sold.
“As we continue to grow Catoctin Creek as a national brand, we must ensure we have enough whisky inventory to support future demand,” co-founder and general manager Scott Harris said in the news release. “This equipment expansion will guarantee our production capacity keeps up with sales for the next few years, at least.”Stay In Touch!