XXX: Four New Southern Distilleries on the Rise

June 17, 2014 | By | Comments (3)

tours startThe rest of the country may be currently fixated on artisan distilling, but the South has been doing it long before it was cool. But thanks to the explosion of interest in craft liquor, the South is now a hotspot for hooch. From small-batch gin to limited-release rum, just call us modern moonshiners. Here are the Southern distilleries to watch.

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High Wire Distilling Co
It would only make sense for the foodtropolis of Charleston, South Carolina to produce its own distillery. From Sorghum Whiskey to Hometown Vodka, there’s a local option for whatever drink you’re mixing.

Platinum_RGB_FINAL-750x1024Troy and Sons
Troy Ball is one the new models of a modern moonshiner. Not only is she one of the most prominent women in American distilling, she also goes to extraordinary lengths when it comes to making her namesake moonshine, only using heirloom corn from one farmer near her home in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Cathead
Friends Austin Evans and Richard Patrick are proving that great things come from unexpected places. Straight out of Mississippi, Cathead’s vodka and gin are also an homage to the state’s blues roots, named after the symbol associated with musician James “Son” Thomas.

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Richland Rum
Made with sugar cane grown on the owner’s farm, Richland Rum is sometimes hard to find, but one sip and it will soon find a home on your bar cart. On your next trip to Georgia, do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle.

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COMMENTS

  1. 25 Reasons Why Southern Food Rules | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    […] 14. Now that you mention it, we were into small-batch distilling before it was cool too. […]

    June 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  2. Rick Owens

    you also missed Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta, GA.

    June 19, 2014 at 11:00 am
  3. Bob ugi

    You guys missed One: Lazy Guy in Kennesaw,Ga- really cool & one to watch!

    June 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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