Southern Distilling Company's latest innovation wins top awards

Posted at 2:31 PM on Jun 22, 2018


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Southern Distilling Company is located off Jennings Road in Statesville.

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Southern Distilling Company announced this week that its latest innovation, Southern Star Double Shot Coffee Bourbon Cream Liqueur, was awarded a Double Gold medal from the Great American International Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition.

The company’s unique new liqueur was one of only eight products awarded the Double Gold medal, out of 340 entries from over 100 distilleries. These awards add to the distillery’s growing collection of 16 gold, silver and bronze medals from various other prestigious international spirits competitions.

Bottled at 30 Proof, this exceptional coffee bourbon cream liqueur is a perfected blend of rich, delicious cream and sweet whiskey with a delightful hint of espresso-roast cold brew coffee and a pleasant toffee bourbon finish.

The Great American International Spirits and Los Angeles International Spirits competition entries were judged on their own merit in a blind taste testing on presence, balance and character. Judges for both competitions included some of the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Master Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers, wholesalers and spirits industry writers and consultants.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition and a testament to Southern Distilling Company’s commitment to producing spirits of outstanding quality that deliver exceptional experiences to our customers and consumers,” said co-owner, Vienna Barger. “We are thrilled to add these prestigious Double Gold and Gold awards to our new liqueur as we continue to expand distribution from our North Carolina home to other states across the country.”

About Southern Distilling Company

Southern Distilling Company is one of the largest craft distilleries in the nation. In addition to producing their Southern Star Bourbon & Liqueur product line, the company also offers contract bulk spirits production, private label, and co-packaging services. The destination distillery is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for tours and tastings. Reservations can be made online at or by calling the distillery at 704-978-7175.

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