2 Durham Distillery gins named tops in the US at the World Gin Awards

Durham County News
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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham Distillery’s gins took him huge prizes at the World Gin Awards in January, according to a press release from the distillery.

The company’s CONNIPTION Navy Strength Gin was named “Best” in the United States in the Navy Strength category in the contest.

“This is among the highest honors we could hope to attain,” said president and CEO Melissa Katrincic, who founded Durham Distillery with head distiller Lee Katrincic.

“We’re especially proud to have received such high praise from our esteemed international peers just four years after introducing CONNIPTION Navy Strength Gin, and thrilled our CONNIPTION American Dry Gin is award-winning as well,” said Katrincic.

The two are the owners of the only distillery in the American South who were inducted into the prestigious Gin Guild in London, the press release states.

The distillery’s signature American Dry Gin won the “Silver” award in the Contemporary Style Gin category.

Durham Distillery’s Navy Strength Gin will now be entered to win the “Best” in its category in the world at the Gin Magazine Awards Dinner in London on Feb. 21.

Durham Distillery also offers canned cocktails, which CBS 17 covered in August 2018.

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