This Bourbon Does Hard Time Behind Bars Before It’s Released

Conviction is Southern Grace Distilleries' first bourbon.

When Southern Grace Distilleries started brainstorming a name for their bourbon whiskey, a prison theme seemed like a must. They’d recently relocated their operation to the old state prison facility in Mount Pleasant, and the idea of a bourbon ‘doing hard time behind bars’ was too good to pass up. Thus, Conviction was born. This small-batch whiskey is just one of several Southern Grace’s distiller Sebastian Correa is making in their old-school stills.

Want to taste some whiskeys and tour Whiskey Prison? Southern Grace offers tours – including a monthly ‘after dark’ tour. Get tickets here.

Learn more about the history of the prison here.