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Sip on a Southern Mint Julep at Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

The distillery is celebrating 10 years of delicious, award-winning rye whiskey
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Can't make it to the 10 year anniversary celebration? Make a classic mint julep at home!

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. is celebrating it's 10th anniversary on today at the famed distillery in Purceville, VA. Attendees can enjoy live jazz music, southern inspired bites, craft cocktails, and an intimate Q&A with founder and general manager, Scott Harris.

In honor of the distillery's 10 year anniversary, here's their take on the classic Mint Julep cocktail.

Colonial Mint Julep


6 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish

½ oz brown sugar syrup

Crushed ice

2 oz Roundstone Rye


Muddle the mint in the bottom of the glass, add the syrup and whisky, stir, and add crushed ice and more garnish mint.

Recipe from Colonial Spirits by Stephen Grasse.