Made in the South: the Winners
Find out who won this year's G&G Made in the South Awards
When it comes to creativity, craftsmanship, and design—few do it better than a Southerner. That’s precisely why we launched the Garden & Gun Made in the South Awards last year. And given its overwhelming success we were delighted to do it again in 2011.
After combing through hundreds of entries, we enlisted four expert judges— James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock, boutique owner and international tastemaker Laura Vinroot Poole, design blogger Hollister Hovey, and G&G contributor and sportsman T. Edward Nickens—to pick the final winners. The judges selected a winner and two runners-up in each of our four categories—sporting, home, fashion, and food, as well as one overall winner.
From handcrafted bourbon-barrel furniture to neckwear that is equal parts modern and old-school to the perfect small-batch Bloody Mary mix, each of the winners exemplifies the integrity and ingenuity of the South. And special congratulations to this year’s overall winner, knife maker Chris Williams from Greenville, South Carolina, and his Edisto Oyster Knife, proving once again that some of the best things around are made right here in Dixie.
Special thanks to Taigan, our Made in the South retail awards sponsor.