CARY, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2024) — Local distillery Weldon Mills is now the Official Distillery Partner of North Carolina Football Club, the club announced Friday.
Weldon Mills won Distillery of the Year in 2022 and 2023 at the San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge and after their locally crafted spirits were available at North Carolina FC and NC Courage games in 2023, the distillery has officially signed on as a partner for both teams ahead of the 2024 season.
“Weldon Mills is thrilled to partner with North Carolina Football Club as their official distillery provider in 2024. Two champions that understand what it means to be the best at what they do. … Weldon Mills and North Carolina Football Club have only great goals to achieve. Together, we will be a formidable team with a strategy for success,” Weldon Mills CMO Monsell Darville said.
“Weldon Mills’ products were an absolute hit at WakeMed Soccer Park last season and we couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome them as our official distillery partner heading into 2024. Fan experience is one of our top priorities as a club and partners like Weldon Mills allow us to make that priority a reality week in and week out. Fans can kick back and enjoy some great soccer with a cocktail made from locally crafted spirits,” Club President Francie Gottsegen said.
With locations in Weldon and Durham, Weldon Mills distills its bourbon using locally grown ingredients and water from the Roanoke River. All four of the distillery’s small-batch bourbon selections have won platinum and gold awards.
In addition to its bourbons, Weldon Mills has its Dray 25 Vodka, 3 Hamlets Gin, Rey Coyote Tequila, Sabrosa Flavored Tequila and wide selection of house spirits, some of which will be on sale at WakeMed Soccer Park in 2024.
Additional information on Weldon Mills can be found on their website: https://weldonmills.com/.