Deck the halls and stock the bar with these Southern-made goods
1. Decanter Set
Terrane Glass Designs | Spruce 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.