Statesville’s ideal climate, high quality local ingredients, ingenuity, and location at the crossroads of America’s rail system made it the epicenter of spirits production. That is until the booming spirits industry became a target for the Temperance Movement and Statesville was voted dry in 1903.
Reigniting a Rich History.
Prior to prohibition,
Statesville, NC was known as
the “liquor capital of the world.”
Why we’re here.
Reigniting Statesville’s history starts with doing things the right way, a
way that North Carolinians can be proud of.
Connected to the Land.
We believe knowing where our ingredients come from and the farmers who produce those ingredients makes our process more sustainable and our spirits more delicious.
Homegrown in North Carolina.
You can taste a little bit of Statesville in every sip, from the distilling techniques that have been kept around for generations to the rich soil that has been worked and perfected.
Built by the American Dream.
Southern Distilling is proud to be family owned and operated, and founded by two folks with entrepreneurial spirits and a love of bourbon, rye, and this land we call home.
Perfected Through Partnership.
Whether it’s our yeast, cooperage, still, and agriculture partners, we’ve surrounded ourselves with people who make us better, and we hope we’re making them a little better too.