BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Concord based Southern Grace Distilleries

Making moonshine is definitely an art form and a rich part of North Carolina history, which helped pave the way for NASCAR. Check out the new commercial for the Concord made Southern Grace Distilleries product Sun Dog 130.

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In January, 2014, a group of friends and former co-workers came together and decided to see if they could get licensed to make small batch liquor. They all had a commitment to American manufacturing and a love of liquor so opening a distillery seemed like the thing to do. They found an old mill that needed to make an American product again and set out to obtain a license. Southern Grace Distilleries was licensed in September 2014 and is now on the shelves of NC ABC stores.


The mission of Southern Grace Distilleries is to create American distilled spirits meant to recapture the excellence of days gone by, when Made in the USA meant Best in the World. We want to combine that with the soul and taste of the best of the South to craft distill very small batches of moonshine and whiskey. We hand label and number every batch and every bottle and nothing will leave our shop until it is a spirit we’d be proud to serve on our own back porch to our family and closest friends.

Who We Are:

Perry Morris

Founding Distiller

Perry is originally from Austin, Texas, but he and his wife Hannah have made Concord, NC their home. Perry brings an old family recipe from Texas to Southern Grace and is currently tinkering with it to perfect it even further. His favorite drink is moonshine with country well water in an iced tea glass.



Chief Operating officer

Thomas is from Wadesboro, NC and after a lifetime of crafting cocktails both as a hobby and a profession and becoming a bourbon aficionado he brings his high standards and lifetime of knowledge to make Southern Grace a distillery that puts excellence above all. His favorite drink is an outstanding bourbon over the perfect cube of ice.


Christopher Schuler

Communications Director

Christopher is a southerner by choice. He came to Concord, NC from New York as a college student and it became his home before he moved to Washington, DC for work. No one appreciates a good cocktail more than he does, and he can describe it so well you could swear you could taste it.  His favorite drink is bourbon over ice with a dash of orange bitters.


Leanne Powell


Leanne is a native of Concord, NC and loves most everything Southern. Her Mama tells her she has a granddaddy who was a bootlegger and she is hoping to make him proud by taking the family legal. She is bossy and tries to keep the boys at Southern Grace on the straight and narrow. Her favorite drink is a mint julep.