Review #1682 – Durham Distillery Conniption Gin

The Schtick: Durham Distillery Conniption Gin is an interesting by product of innovation and labwork. This American Dry Gin is produced using a two step process, first a distilling with standard infusion and a second vacuum distillation to add cucumber, citrus and honeysuckle. I can’t say I’ve experienced something liket his before, so I’m looking forward to diving in. Let’s get to it.

Review #1682 | Gin Review #60

Distiller: Durham Distillery

Bottler: Durham Distillery

Brand: Durham Distillery

Selection: N/A

ABV: 44% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Clove, pepper, funky, bitter, garlicy. Tons of cucumber and floral vegetation.

Taste: Sweet on the palate, a total departure from the nose. Chili pepper, salt, honey, juniper, lime and jalapeno. Weird, to say the least.

Finish: Short, hot, really not my style. Pepper and hot with a really bready, bell pepper forward profile.

Overall: Super unique, wild and out there, but not for me. Reminds me of a bizarre, sub-par Tepeztate with watermelon rind. The honeysuckle refuses to be ignored. This is a little too Spinal Tap of Gin for me.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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