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las vegas spirits bronze award southern cross bourbon
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las vegas spirits bronze award southern cross bourbon



Paying homage to what makes us great and encouraging people to “find their way”

Southern Cross Bourbon is aged for at least 5 years before being selected for our non-chill filtered bottling process. Our small batch bourbon has a 45% wheated mash bill, making it complex yet accessible to any palate with a full-bodied, smooth, rich finish.

Bourbon Review

Fred Minnick review of Southern Cross Bourbon:

“On the nose there’s a bright anise note that is slightly there on the palate. It’s chewy and grain forward, eventually developing into a lovely granola bar note. It reminds me of one of those Nature’s Granola bars. I definitely liked more the second and third tastings. In all three tastings, the finish was medium.”

Bourbon Review

Breaking Bourbon review of Southern Cross Bourbon:

“Peach, ripe pear, and apricot weave their way through the sip to various degrees and combine with graham cracker, baking bread, caramel chews, vanilla custard, and finally a light and quick baking spice note in the finish.”

Bourbon Review

Swift|Silent|Deadly review of Southern Cross Bourbon:

“Southern Cross is one of my new go-to bottles. I’m not a connoisseur, but I do enjoy some good bourbon and have some nice bottles. SCB is up there with the best of them, and that’s no lie.”

Where To Buy

Southern Cross Bourbon is available for online purchase in 42 states.

In-store purchase is available in select North Carolina counties and Washington D.C.

Contact Us

For inquiries, call us at 919.446.5022 or fill out the form below.

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Southern Cross Bourbon’s name was inspired and rooted after The Southern Cross constellation superimposed on the dagger. It represents the historic achievements of the Marines serving during the Pacific campaign of WWII, specifically those actions on Guadalcanal.


The Southern Cross remains a part of the legacy of the modern-day Marine Corps Raider units. Our bourbon is created of 45% Wheated Bourbon, 51% Corn and 4% Malted Barley which has aged for over 5 years and as a high end bourbon, is extremely smooth on the palate.


The veteran team behind Southern Cross Bourbon and Crux Distillery came together after meeting and participating in the Marine Raider Memorial March. The four owners,  Danny Draher a Marine Recon-Raider, Destiny Flynn a Gold Star wife & Mother and Army Veteran, Holly Smith an Emergency Room Nurse and Allan Smith a Firefighter-Paramedic and Marine Corps Veteran. Together the team worked hard to blend the perfect bourbon worthy of the history and lineage of the Marine Raiders.


Our slogan “May You Find Your Way Home” comes from the men of WWII using their navigation skills and paddling their rafts guided by the constellations so they could find their way home.


From our family to yours, “May You Find Your Way Home” and we sincerely hope you enjoy!