The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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South Mountain Distilling Company


We share our family's history of making Great Spirits, using locally sourced grains. Our products are derived from family recipes, handed down, four generations. Other products will be made in the same traditional ways unique to the South Mountains of North Carolina. Tours can be scheduled by calling 828-368-0681 or booking online. If booking online, book tours in advance. Visit website for the tour schedule and prices.