Minneapolis-based Du Nord Social Spirits is rapidly growing and is now expanding into the Atlanta Metro.
“I didn’t start Du Nord to be the first Black-owned distillery in the country,” said Christ Montana, CEO, founder and head distiller. “I didn’t know there weren’t [others] . That’s not a point of pride, that should be concerning to us in this industry and if we care about people of color being in equitable positions in our society.”
Du Nord Social Spirits currently produces five spirits – vodka, gin, whiskey (bourbon), coffee liqueur, and apple liqueur – all of which are award-winning including awards garnered recently at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Denver International Spirits competition. Not only does Du Nord make good booze, but it aims to do good as well by removing barriers for others.