REGULATION, BUT NOT STANDARD.
At the required 100 proof, this unique bottled-in-bond wheated bourbon is sweet with a complex lineup of floral elements contained in a rich, silky texture. Ending with flavors of ripe apple and dried apricot, this is a warm hug you won’t want to end.
100 Proof (ABV 50%)
Founded by husband and wife Pete and Vienna Barger in 2013 in North Carolina, Southern Distilling Company embraces the spirit of America’s innovative craft industry while reigniting the forgotten history of Statesville’s late 1800s reputation as the “liquor capital of the world.”
The Southern Star family of spirits is a collection of intentional, artisanal products, including Southern Star Paragon Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Southern Star Double Rye Whiskey and Southern Star Double Shot, among others. Southern Star products are available in 20 states, with rapidly expanding national and global distribution.
Today, Southern Distilling Company’s facility and grounds are 20 acres of historic agricultural farmland. You can’t miss the 30,000 square foot modern, two-story glass-fronted distillery from nearby Interstate 77.
Heritage. Tradition. Family. Authenticity.
Distilling history is coming to life at Southern Distilling Company in Statesville, North Carolina.
Husband and wife team Pete and Vienna Barger grew up inspired by multi-generational family business ownership, and in 2013, they founded Southern Distilling Company. They created an award-winning bourbon distillery that celebrates history and high quality spirits.
Together, they are diligently building a company that produces world-class bourbon and rye whiskey while highlighting the rich spirits history of North Carolina. The destination distillery offers tours, tastings, and craft cocktails seven days a week. A new event space will open in 2023 offering a variety of custom events in a well-appointed barn with an outdoor patio adjacent to the donkey pasture.
Platinum - SIP Awards, 2022
Finalist (Score 95) - Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2022
Gold - Ascot Awards, 2022
Gold - Denver Spirits Competition, 2022
Double Gold - San Francisco WIne and Spirits Competition, 2023
Color & Appearance:
Vibrant, dark amber
Nose & Aroma :
Sweet with a complex array of floral characteristics
Palate & Taste :
A calming, silky texture with a rich caramel character
Welcoming and balanced with a soft, pleasing finish
Garnish: Apple slices
2 oz Southern Star Paragon Wheated Bourbon or Paragon Bottled-in-Bond
.75 Lemon Juice
.75 oz Honey Syrup
5 apple slices (use a bright crisp style such as Fuji)
Whole Allspice Beads
Drop apple slices in bottom of shaker tin, grate a healthy amount of allspice on top, and muddle together in the tin
Add whiskey, lemon, and honey, as well as a small measure of ice
Shake vigorously to integrate ingredients thoroughly.
Dump ingredients into rocks glass and add any extra ice necessary
If desired, garnish with extra apple slices
*SHIPPING NOTICE- If possible, please use a business address for shipping. All shipments require an adult signature which is much more reliable at a place of business.
All orders usually ship within 24-48 hours unless noted otherwise