Durham Distillery’s Conniption Navy Strength Gin Named Best in U.S. at World Gin Awards
Conniption Navy Strength Gin was named the best in the United States at the 2021 World Gin Awards as part of the “World’s Best Navy Gin” Taste Winners, marking the third year in a row that it has won the prestigious title.
The 19 Best Gin Brands to Drink Right Now
Feb 2021 -- We are in the middle of a Ginaissance that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Here are some of the best gin brands available now, from traditional London dry to brand-new innovations, to sip neat or stir into your martinis.
This gorgeous new North Carolina martini bar is housed in an old coffin shop
Feb 2021 -- A bar that showcases the cocktails that Durham Distillery’s gins are designed for seemed like a natural addition to the business.
How One Distillery Turned a Coffin Shop into a Bar
Feb 2021 -- Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge, at Durham Distillery, became an overnight success thanks to cofounder and CEO Melissa Katrincic’s obsession with gin, wildly innovative cocktails, and impressive pandemic pivot.
Durham Distillery Releases Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No. 1
Feb 2021 -- Conniption Barrel Aged Gin No. 1, the first in a series of aged gins to be introduced annually, will be available by February 1, 2021 while Conniption’s Navy Strength and American Dry gins are currently available in many states throughout the country.
Durham Distillery Introduces Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No. 1
Jan 2021 -- Conniption Barrel Aged Gin No. 1, the first in a series of aged gins to be introduced annually, will be available by February 1, 2021 while Conniption’s Navy Strength and American Dry gins are currently available in many states throughout the country.
The UrbanDaddy Gift Guide to Dazzling Holiday Food and Drink
Dec 2020 -- Your in-laws appear to take their gin seriously. Which is why you’ve wrapped up bottles of Durham Distillery’s Conniption American Dry and 114 proof Conniption Navy Strength gins from North Carolina for them.
For These Scientists and Distillers, a Safety Mindset Is Paramount During COVID
Dec 2020 -- The husband-and-wife team of Lee and Melissa Katrincic has remained in continuous production through the pandemic, securing a commitment from the distillery’s team to follow CDC recommendations even when they’re not at work.
We Fully Support this Negroni with a Dose of Caffeine at Durham's Corpse Reviver
Dec 2020 -- “Negronis are typically a polarizing cocktail, but with the addition of the coffee liqueur and a nitrogen infusion, we found many people are more willing to give one a try.”
Craft Spirits Are in Real Trouble. Can They Rebound in 2021?
Dec 2020 -- In recent months, the craft-spirits industry has faced one crisis after another. We look at whether the new year offers them some relief.
Durham Distillery Opens Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge
Nov. 2020 -- Co-founders Melissa and Lee Katrincic announce the opening of Corpse Reviver Cocktail Bar & Lounge – a natural extension of their award-winning Conniption Gin brand.
Roadmap for Romance
Nov 2020 -- In Durham, local fave Durham Distillery recently celebrated its five-year anniversary with the long-awaited October opening of its gin and martini bar, Corpse Reviver Bar & Lounge
The INDY Week's 2020 Virtual Potluck
Nov 2020 -- Durham Distillery, makers of Conniption Gin and Damn Fine Liqueurs, opened its in-house cocktail bar, Corpse Reviver.
Flavored Vodkas You Should Include for Your Next Happy Hour
Apr 2020 -- Simple and crisp: those are the hallmarks of a good cucumber vodka, and the bottling from North Carolina’s Durham Distillery has them spades.
Durham Distillery Donates Sanitizing Solution to Local Restaurants
Mar 2020 -- Katrincic and her husband Lee reached out to the North Carolina ABC commissioner Wednesday, March 11, with the idea of creating a sanitizing solution for local hospitality businesses.
Sanitizer May Be Selling Out, But These Distilleries Are Here to Help
Mar 2020 -- “We just realized [COVID-19] is gaining momentum, and there needs to be help in the community to tamp it down,” says Melissa Katrincic.
Delicious Botanical Variations From Six Lesser-Known Gin Brands
Oct 2019 -- Recognized as best in the US by the World Gin Awards in 2019, Conniption Navy Strength Gin—from North Carolina’s Durham Distillery—packs a flavorful punch.
10 Best Places In America To Drink Gin
Oct 2019 -- It will be money well spent if you decide to come here for a tasting as these drinks will leave a lasting impression upon your tongue that will have you taking a bottle with you on the road.
Taste Test: 7 Canned Cocktails to Drink All Year
Sept 2019 -- It was refreshing and light, and the cucumber flavor wasn’t overpowering. “I would drink this happily at a picnic,” one editor wrote.
These NC restaurants are providing free food, free beer to furloughed federal workers
Jan 2019 -- Meanwhile, Durham Distillery announced Monday that it has some temporary work for any local furloughed federal employees. The maker of the popular Conniption Gin and canned cocktails said it could use some help on the bottling line this week.
Author Kathleen Purvis’s Book Proves You Don’t Have to Go Far for World-Class Booze
Sept 2018 -- Purvis, food editor at the Charlotte Observer, has covered food and drink in her home state of North Carolina since 1989, before any "craft" food or drink was a thing... Three Triangle craft distilleries are highlighted on North Carolina's dedicated trail, including gin- and headline-maker Durham Distillery.
A North Carolina Road Trip (Part Two) -- Pittsboro to Raleigh
July 2018 -- Durham Distillery is another excellent local distiller, best known for their gin along with chocolate and coffee liqueurs.
Drinking Through All 50 States
June 2018 -- Conniption American Dry Gin..., 89 points. The aroma is delicate and lightly fruity with lychee, faint banana and grapefruit peel notes... There’s a pleasing cucumber sweetness before finishing on more sizzling cinnamon and coriander, with alcohol heat on the finish.
Best of the Triangle 2018: Eat and Drink
June 2018 -- Best Distillery in the Triangle, Durham Distillery
Durham Distillery Doubles Production Space
Apr 2018 -- Durham Distillery, voted a Top 3 Craft Gin Distillery in the U.S. by USA TODAY and Best Distillery in the Triangle, announced today that it will double the size of its distillery operations by expanding into adjacent property at 715 Washington St.
Durham: Where to Drink, Eat, Sleep, and Chill with Lemurs in the South's Best Second City
Apr 2018 -- Durham is much more than a sister city and a college town—it’s become a destination in its own right, thanks to a booming food and drink scene, a whole host of outdoorsy activities, and even a place where you can hang out with some lemurs.
MELISSA & LEE KATRINCIC – CONNIPTION GIN
May 2017 -- It’s a sublime liquid – crisp and vegetal, yet floral and sweet. They are heading over to Junpialooza in June to test their gins out on a UK audience, and believe us when we say you should do whatever you can to get a sample!
Why Durham Is North Carolina’s Hippest City
Apr 2017 -- A night at Alley Twenty Six is guaranteed fun. A gin and tonic with owner Shannon Healy’s cult-favorite, house made tonic syrup and Durham Distillery’s navy-strength gin is undoubtedly the most refreshing G&T you’ll ever imbibe.
12 Amazing Gins From Around The World
Feb 2017 -- The hip, revitalized downtown Durham, North Carolina saw the opening of Durham Distillery and its intimate tasting room in 2015. Their addictively fresh namesake gin is crafted with a custom German Mueller pot still and lab-worthy rotary evaporator.
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