Artisanship is seeing a major coast-to-coast renaissance these days, but we’re hard pressed to think of a place where it feels more genuine than Charleston. From handcrafted spirits to sustainably harvested sea salt, there were passionate proprietors and their equally vocal fans everywhere we turned. It’s our pleasure to showcase some of the Holy City’s best!
JACK RUDY COCKTAIL CO.
A family-owned company that aims to help you drink “like your great grandparents might once have”, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. instantly upped the ante on our mixology game. Display-worthy design and a passion for bygone elixirs are just two of the hundred reasons we are all about this brand.
CALLIE’S CHARLESTON BISCUITS
The ladylike proportions of these biscuits mean we can have twice as many at a time, right? We’ve waxed poetic about these hot little morsels and it’s frighteningly easy to have them overnighted to your front door.
We were delighted to discover that the purveyors of our favorite “distinctive dog accessories” are Charleston-based and immediately fell in love with their locally-inspired collections.
Anson Mills takes their role as gatekeepers of heirloom grain heritage seriously and their passion for the age-old foodways of the Carolina Kitchen radiates from the quality of their products.
BULLS BAY SALTWORKS
The clean label and bright colors drew us in but the products’ pure flavors made us believers. Started by a homesteading South Carolina couple with a love for the lowcountry’s healthy ecosystems, Bulls Bay Saltworks works in small batch sustainability, yielding products that simply blow your boring old table salt out of the water.
GEECHIE BOY MILL
Greg and Betsy Johnsman use an antique mill to produce grits the old fashioned way on their Edisto Island farm. Beloved by James Beard Award winning chefs and locals alike, these are some of the best grits we’ve ever tasted.
KING BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS
After a stint in Seattle, King Bean’s Kurt Weinberger returned home to his native South Carolina determined to bring some of that much heralded coffee culture to Charleston. 21 years and a dozen blends later, the brand’s beans are local chef and fan favorites.
SAILOR CRAFT KNOTS
We are admittedly crazy, ‘only the best for our pups’ type of people at Gather. And when it comes to leashes, we’ve yet to find one prettier or sturdier than Guild of Knot Tyers member Keith Hudson’s city-country beauties.
THE SOUTHERNER’S HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO LIVING THE GOOD LIFE
This easy read is a gateway to everything great about Garden & Gun for those “who live below the Mason-Dixon line, or just wish they did.”