If you have traveled to Kentucky, you may be familiar with the “Bourbon Trail” a road leading between some of the greatest Kentucky bourbon distilleries. We are making our own trail by way of Charleston.
Recently, we have been lucky enough to have a wave of new distilleries and breweries make their home in the South. If you are planning a trip to Charleston, take the time to explore some of these nationally renowned watering holes.
If you like sweet tea….
Sweet Tea comes with South Carolina territory, and that is why we love Firefly Distillery, where they serve up Sweet Tea Vodka with that personable, Southern hospitality.
Located approximately 30 minutes off the peninsula, make a day out of visiting this distillery and also plan on visiting the conveniently located, sole tea plantation in America, Charleston Tea Plantation. It will become obvious why the Sweet Tea Vodka is so good.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm
Address: 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
If you like spirits…
Striped Pig Distillery
“From Grain to Grass, Striped Pig ingredients are locally grown” is the tagline that this Charleston favorite boasts. Enjoy spirits including moonshine, rum and vodka. If you’re lucky, you may even meet their mascot, Jackson, the distillery’s pig.
Hours: Wednesday-Friday from 3-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm
Address: 2225-A Old School Drive, Charleston, SC 29405
If you like beer…
Westbrook Brewing Co.
Westbrook Brewery’s mission is to make the most interesting, drinkable, and delicious beer possible. Westbrook loves to experiment with different ingredients and brewing techniques, which is the reason why they have so many varieties of beer. Look at the Tasting Room tab to see what is on tap for the week. You can’t go wrong with the White Thai, a Charleston staple.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm and Saturday from 12-6pm
Address: 510 Ridge Road , Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
If you like a road trip…
Six & Twenty whiskey is actually quite romantic, named after a love story between a Cherokee and a Revolutionary war soldier. They offer a premium whiskey, with emphasis on supporting everything local; starting with the locally grown wheat that is distilled into their delicious whiskey.
Hours: Saturday at 1pm & 4pm
Price: Free (Call to make a reservation)
Address: 3109 Highway 153 Piedmont, SC 29673