DURHAM, N.C. — 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. Powered by strong sales of its Conniption gins and its vodka and liqueurs, the distillery will add 2,369 square feet of space to house new equipment and production facilities, allowing the award-winning spirits maker to double capacity and expand distribution, including to Europe.
The new space provides much-needed storage for raw materials and finished product, including bourbon barrels for the distillery’s latest product, the Conniption Barrel Rested (aged) gin that will launch later this year, and the 700 ML-sized bottles (vs. the 750 ML in the U.S.) required to sell in Europe. Later, the larger footprint will allow Durham Distillery to install a second still as well as an automated bottling line. Plans for future private event rentals are also in the works.
“We’re fortunate that the distillery can expand while staying in our original spot in Downtown Durham. With construction booming downtown, it’s been a great partnership working with Measurement Durham to achieve our shared goals and be an anchor small business in this community,” said Melissa Katrincic, President/CEO of Durham Distillery. “Durham Distillery will be able to continue to grow its offering and gain product distribution across the United States and in the export market of Europe and the United Kingdom with this expansion.”
“We are excited about Durham Distillery’s continued growth and their commitment to doing so in Downtown Durham,” said Measurement Durham Real Estate Director Drew Medlyn. “We are proud to be associated with Melissa and Lee and their success.”
Arnold Siegmund with Avison Young represented Durham Distillery in the lease negotiations.
Tours and on-site parking are expected to remain unchanged during construction. For more information, visit www.durhamdistillery.com or call 919.937.2121.
About Durham Distillery
Founded in 2013, Durham Distillery is a craft gin, vodka and liqueur distillery located in Durham, North Carolina, a diverse and progressive city whose revitalization is deemed by many to be the heart of the New South. The company produces premium gins leveraging a differentiated two-step manufacturing process combining time-honored gin-making traditions with techniques borrowed from modern chemistry to create spirits that are both classic and contemporary.
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