December 2016/January 2017

Best of the Sporting South

Made in the South Awards

With Irish roots and North Carolina soul, Ollie Mulligan’s mellow single malt will warm your winter nights

Made in the South Awards

A tasty by-product of the rice-polishing process becomes a best seller for a family of Mississippi farmers

Made in the South Awards

Glassblower Colin O’Reilly crafts elemental barware as singular as the whiskey it’s designed to hold

The Southern Agenda

Goings-On in the South & Beyond


From outstanding female newcomers to a railroad ode to a Blue Ridge fest filled with surprises, a look back at the best of 2016


North Carolina is a craft beer paradise––so it’s no surprise that its winter beers are a cut above

Arts & Culture

The film that brought to life Fannie Flagg’s beloved novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café turns twenty-five in December. Here are five ways to celebrate the milestone

Editor's Letter

Weathering Hurricane Matthew and looking ahead to winter fun

20 Slideshow


Get a taste for Louisa Pierce’s in-demand style from her Nashville home


Morning, meet happy hour

Made in the South Awards

A look at the winners of our seventh annual awards

Made in the South Awards

A Tar Heel outdoorsman makes decoys the old way, preserving a proud water-fowling tradition

Made in the South Awards

Vintage botanical prints turn colorful made-to-measure skirts into wearable art

Made in the South Awards

With his world-class instruments, luthier John Montgomery carries on a centuries-old practice

28 Slideshow

Gift Guide

Thirty-three festive gifts for everyone on your list—from the sportsman to the food lover, and even the gundog