Southern Distilling Company
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Really recommend this interesting and informative tour, which my husband and I took on 3-22-22. The lady who put it on was very knowledgeable and friendly. One thing I noticed about this place is how clean and orderly it is. I think this goes into the quality of their product.
Excellent! Went on the behind the scene whiskey tour and tasting. Joe was our guide and he was great! Very knowledgeable. Love how the company tries to have as little waste as possible (leftover corn, wheat and rye mash is used to feed farm animals, some old barrels turned into furniture). And 50% of the sale of their Southern Star double rye whiskey goes to Purple Heart homes for veterans. Awesome! Got to the distillery off exit #54 on I-77. Really enjoyed. Highly recommend!
A new distillery off of I-77 North at exit 54 in North Carolina. They began in 2017 so their oldest bottle has only aged 4 years in the cask, which is white oak but not made or charred on site but by a outside contractor. We stopped in to see about a tour and a tasting. They don't do tasting unless you purchase a ticket for the tour ($15.00 per adult). We have been to many Bourbon distilleries and have never had to pay for a tour or a tasting. Hopefully this is not a beginning in the industry as it's not very good customer experience (CX). One of the representatives of the company did offer me a taste of their cask strength Bourbon after I showed an interest in purchasing a bottle. It has a very good pleasant aroma but is a bit bitter to taste, very little smoke flavor. Maybe a longer aging period would enhance the flavor and smooth out the taste. I did purchase a bottle which I will allow to age a bit longer in the bottle and I do look forward to trying another cask strength once it has aged at least ten (10) years. My rating was due to the cost of the tour and tasting and the rushed production of a barrel that should have been allowed to age more. The representatives are very pleasant and helpful, just not enough to break the 3 star ranking.
Liquor was very good, cocktails were great, spacious venue, friendly knowledgeable staff, great way to spend an afternoon. Great selection of whiskey
Went (with kiddos) and took some food. I was hoping for at least one solid whiskey, instead there were about 6 really good ones! Check this place out!