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Crafting Success and Community: The Woman Shaping Statesville’s Spirit Industry

Provided by Discover Statesville 

As the clink of glasses and the rich aroma of bourbon mark the merriment of International Women’s Month, Discover Statesville sat down with Vienna Barger, the trailblazing co-founder and COO of Southern Distilling Company. Her journey is one for the storybooks – from a public health social worker to a distilling dynamo in Statesville, North Carolina, where she’s not just challenging the status quo, but rewriting the rules of the spirits game. Vienna’s candid recount of her involvement in Southern’s five-year legislative hustle, which has led to an impressive expansion of their craft from a modest operation to an industry titan producing thousands of barrels, is nothing short of inspiring.

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