The storied distilling heritage of Statesville has been reawakened by Southern Distilling Company. The city was once known as the “liquor capital of the world” in the 1880s and now Southern Distilling is bringing high quality, local bourbon, rye whiskey and brandy production back to this agricultural community. Critically acclaimed, award winning Southern Star Bourbons. Southern Star earns two golds and a silver medal at the 2017 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition.
We are located in a 25,000-square-foot, glass-fronted showplace along Interstate 77 near the I-40 interchange. Supporting tourism and the enjoyment of Carolina country, the 20-acre grounds will also be home to a demonstration farm, orchard and mini donkeys! Visit our facility to take an informative behind-the-scenes tour of our state-of-the-art distillery. Afterwards, pull up a seat at our flame oak, high-top bar for a tasting and peruse our specialty gift shop for the perfect souvenir. We can’t wait to meet you! Available for special event or conference room rental. Please note the last tour is held one hour before closing.