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STATESVILLE, NC (April 27, 2018) – Southern Distilling Company, one of the largest grain-to-glass craft distilleries in the nation and the first bourbon and brandy distillery in Statesville since 1903, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with its award-winning bourbon whiskey and liqueur products. Husband and wife duo, Pete and Vienna Barger, are the owners of the company.

The company offers a line of six distinctive bourbon whiskey products and its newly-released coffee bourbon cream liqueur became available in February 2018. The premium Southern Star brand product line has been awarded thirteen medals awarded by prestigious international spirits competitions in the first year of production:

Southern Star 10-Year Reserve Single Barrel 3-16, High-Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Gold Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

Southern Star 10-Year Reserve High-Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Gold Medal – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2017

Bronze Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

Bronze Medal – American Craft Spirits Association Competition, 2018

Southern Star Standard High-Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

Silver Medal – American Craft Spirits Association Competition, 2018

Southern Star Single Barrel High-Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Gold Medal – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2017

Silver Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

Bronze Medal – American Craft Spirits Association Competition, 2018

Southern Star White Whiskey Distilled from Bourbon Mash

Silver Medal – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2017

Silver Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

Silver Medal – American Craft Spirits Association Competition, 2018

Southern Star Double Shot Coffee Bourbon Cream Liqueur

Bronze Medal – American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition, 2018

In 2018, Southern Distilling Company will re-awaken an historic local rye whiskey brand popular in the 1880s – The Celebrated Old Hunting Creek Straight Rye Whiskey, as well as expanding their current line of whiskeys and liqueurs.

Southern Distilling Company also offers contract bulk whiskey production services, private label production and co-packaging for other distilleries, spirits brand owners, wholesalers and retailers. The spacious 3,000-square-foot Tasting Room is available for private event rental offering a unique backdrop for entertaining and easily accommodates up to 130 guests. A networked conference room and lounge suite is also available for rental for corporate and private events.

The distillery is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with daily tours. Reservations can be made online at SouthernDistilling.com or by calling the distillery at 704-978-7175. Bottles of the award-winning Southern Star products are also available for purchase at the distillery and North Carolina ABC Stores statewide.

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