Durham, North Carolina
Since 2013, Durham Distillery has been rethinking how to make great spirits that both embody and pioneer the New South.
The answer: equal parts art and science.
The result: world-class gins and liqueurs that put the New South on the map.
Originally scientists, Melissa and Lee Katrincic combine time-honored, gin-making traditions with techniques borrowed from modern chemistry to create spirits that are both classic and contemporary. While Melissa manages Durham Distillery's business and marketing operations, Lee manages the Durham Distillery "lab" and is in charge of spirits production.