February 12, 2021

Du Nord Craft Spirits

A lineup of four bottles of Du Nord Craft Spirits

Good booze is good booze. This is the philosophy of Du Nord Craft Spirits, the first, Black-owned distillery producing artisan gin, vodka, liqueurs, and whiskeys. A grain to glass distillery, Du Nord believes no amount of storytelling, marketing, or flashy packaging can overshadow the taste in each bottle – so they keep things simple and clean. All of their spirits have been awarded at least a silver medal from reputable international spirits competitions. Their L’Etoile Vodka and Fitzgerald Gin are gold medal award winners and a must-try. Owners, Chris and Shanelle Montana started the distillery in 2013 to start a family business that would blend Chris’s love of the city with Shanelle’s rural upbringing in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Central to the Montana’s story is their commitment to diversifying the craft alcohol community by actively recruiting talent from underrepresented populations, including women and racial minorities to join the Du Nord Family. Their Cocktail room is currently closed due to Covid restrictions but sign up for their newsletter to be notified of its re-opening.

Purchase Du Nord products online here, or at your favorite local liquor store.

Until their cocktail room opens back up, try this Clover Club Cocktail made with their Fitzgerald Gin.

To make a Clover Club cocktail, add the following to a shaker with ice:

– 2 oz Du Nord Craft Spirits Fitzgerald Gin
– 0.5 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
– 0.5 oz raspberry syrup
– 1 egg white

Shake vigorously until very cold, then strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 raspberries.

To learn where to buy the Fitzgerald Gin, please visit