Durham Distillery 2017 Mix Maven Contest - Tastemakers Panel

Learn more about the bloggers and tastemakers we have partnered with to bring you the Durham Distillery 2017 Mix Maven Contest. 

Captain Cocktails

Captain Cocktails

CaptainCocktails started on Instagram in response to the negativity on social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  From there, it quickly has become a stand-out celebration of local distilleries and eateries in North Carolina. 

His mission is to save the world one drink at a time.


Angel Postell

(image: Charleston Food Writer) 

Angel Passailaigue Postell has put in to motion a wide variety of unforgettable events in beverage industry. Angel served as Founding Executive Director of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for several years, and recently also assembled an Advisory Council of some of the best in the industry, and planned BevCon Charleston.

She is also accredited by the internationally recognized accreditation program for Public Relations professionals, APR. angel@hometeampr.com


Charleston Foodie Babes

Charleston Foodie Babes
Stephanie and Melinda are sisters living in Charleston, SC.  They revel in the robust food scene of the Lowcountry, and they can never pass up a delicious cocktail.  When they aren’t indulging in the local fare, they are soaking up the Folly beach sun or dabbling in downtown fun.  While they say there's no place like home, they also love visiting new places.  Joing them on their adventures!
@sisterleeduo and @charlestonfoodiebabe


Holy City Handcraft

Holy City Handicraft

Growing up with two Filipino grandmothers who were INCREDIBLE cooks, Miguel Buencamino's passion for food blossomed at an early age.  Whether he is cooking, mixing up cocktails, or experimenting with new recipes, he still considers himself a student of what the culinary world has to offer, and is hungry to learn and taste all of it.

Instagram: @holycityhandcraft


Garnish Blog

Garnish Blog

Garnish is a blog about cocktails and building your home bar. Blogger Katie Stryjewski is based in Boston, MA where she’s a postdoctoral fellow in ornithology at Harvard. She also really likes cocktails! She started Garnish a year and a half ago as a way to learn more about the ingredients, techniques, and history behind great drinks. It’s all about making craft cocktails accessible to everyone. 

Instagram: @garnish_girl 
Twitter: @garnishblog


Charleston Bites

Charleston Bites
Charleston Bites is a fresh look at what it is like to discover a city through taste. Preferring to remain anonymous, Charleston Bites represents two girls 'eating their way through college' while supporting the best local eateries and coffee shops in Charleston, SC. 
You can follow their foodie adventures on Instagram. @CharlestonBites