Durham Distillery has unveiled Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No. 1 2020 Release, the newest member of the Conniption Gin family, joining Conniption Navy Strength gin and Conniption American Dry gin. 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 No. 1 2020 Release of Conniption Barrel Aged gin is inspired by the botanical blend in Durham Distillery’s Conniption Navy Strength gin, then complemented by 10 months of aging in bourbon barrels sourced from High West Distillery. Savory notes of juniper, rosemary and caraway are balanced by spicy cardamom, sweet fig, and lemon.
“As a distillery dedicated to the exploration and education of gin, our goal was to launch a barrel aged gin series that focuses on the pairing of botanicals with selected barrel flavors – all while leveraging our unique modern cold vacuum distillation techniques,” explains founder and CEO Melissa Katrincic.
“The priority technique of barrel aging gin is to ensure enhancement rather than any dulling of the gin’s personality,” adds head distiller and co-owner Lee Katrincic. “The 10 months spent in the barrel supplemented this gin’s smoothness and rounded everything out, but you still know it’s a gin. While I enjoy this neat on its own, I particularly recommend a classic Martinez or Negroni.”
Series No. 1 2020 Release, a limited-edition offering, is available for purchase on Durham Distillery’s web site for shipment to New York. Conniption Barrel Aged Gin initially launched at the end of 2020 as a North Carolina exclusive and has performed extremely well at a local level resulting in a limited supply of this delicious new product.
Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No. 1 2020 Release tastes great neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. Durham Distillery has crafted a couple of gin recipes featuring chocolate and cherry, perfect for Valentine’s Day: Cherry Kissed and Pink Martinez.