Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina is the home to delicious home-style meals, sweet tea, and southern hospitality. Firefly Spirits, in Wadmalaw Island, is the home of Firefly Spirits, a friendly, welcoming distillery roughly 30 minutes outside of Charleston!
Founders Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt set out to make the world’s first sweet tea vodka! They decided to build a distillery in the middle of nowhere. They are surrounded by farmland and a vineyard, for the winery next door. Firefly Distillery is the largest distillery in the state!
Firefly achieved their goals, they created the world’s first hand-crafted sweet tea vodka! The tea used is grown five miles from the distillery. Once the tea is infused, it is distilled four times and blended with Louisiana sugar cane. The sweet tea vodka is refreshing and tasty, and can be enjoyed over ice or mixed into a sweet tea cocktail.
Sweet Tea vodka isn’t the only thing Firefly produces. They have a range of flavored vodkas including Mint Tea, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Southern Lemonade. They have also been producing Firefly Moonshine since 2013. The moonshine comes in a range of flavors including caramel, strawberry and blackberry.
A visit to Firefly Distillery is a must, if you are a fan of sweet tea vodka! The property is beautiful, tastings are available, and you can purchase bottles to take home - bottles that you will not find in your local supermarket!
Visit Firefly’s official website to help plan your visit and to find cocktail inspiration!