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In the Holiday Spirit

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In the Holiday Spirit
Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Deck the halls and stock the bar with these Southern-made goods

1. Decanter Set

 Terrane Glass DesignsSpruce Pine, North Carolina

In the North Carolina mountains, Colin O’Reilly crafts glassware that’s elegant in its simplicity and designed for imbibing. Take this set, with gold leaf-infused details that pop against brown liquor.

2. Cocktail Napkins

Alabama Chanin | Florence, Alabama

Many a Southern town has felt the decline of the domestic textile industry. In Florence, Natalie Chanin is helping fill the void left by the closure of a T-shirt factory with her upscale hand-stitched garments and homewares.

3. Swizzle Sticks

Sideshow Press | Charleston, South Carolina

Swizzle sticks have roots in the Caribbean as a choice tool for crafting rum drinks. Inscribed with witty drink idioms, these are tailor-made for festive fetes.

4. Tennessee Whiskey

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery | Nashville, Tennessee

Andy and Charlie Nelson have resurrected their great-great-great grandfather’s pre-Prohibition era distillery with their First 108 Limited Release Tennessee Whiskey, which uses the original family recipe.

5. Magnolia Bitters

PourTaste | Nashville, Tennessee

Using magnolia blossoms in bitters dates to when the stuff was taken for medicinal purposes. But we’re talking cocktails—this bottle’s floral, citrus notes add intrigue to bourbon and aged rum.