UPDATE – 3/25/20:
With the recent mandates by state and federal governments, Firefly Distillery is postponing its Grand Opening celebration that was scheduled to take place on May 2nd. A new celebration date will be announced at a later time.
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As Firefly Distillery, South Carolina’s oldest working distillery, shifts operations to its new home in Park Circle in early 2020, plans are already underway for a grand opening celebration.
“The entire Firefly family couldn’t be more excited that our dream of opening an expanded distillery in Park Circle will soon become a reality,” Scott Newitt, Firefly co-founder, said. “We’re honoring our roots and infusing the new distillery experience with the laid back vibe and natural beauty that visitors have come to expect and love. Our new location will also provide a venue for behind-the-scenes tours, expanded production, and memorable events—with our grand opening celebration being among the first!”
Firefly Distillery’s grand opening celebration, which is free to attend and open to the public, will take place at its new 4201 Spruill Avenue location on May 2nd, 2020 from 11 am to 7 pm. The event will feature a live music lineup headlined by The High Divers with appearances by Haley Mae Campbell and Hans Wenzel.
Tours of the new 25,000-square-foot distillery will run throughout the day, during which visitors (21+) can learn about the history of Firefly, experience the distillation process and sample Firefly Spirits in the tasting room, including distillery specialties like the new small batch bourbon. Attendees are encouraged to pre-book distillery tours to secure their spot.
The family and dog-friendly event will also feature food trucks including Braised in the South, Jonny Poppers, Greekin Out, and Sweet Lulus; a beer garden featuring local Park Circle businesses Holy City Brewery, Coast Brewing Company, and Commonhouse Aleworks, along with a Charleston Mix Bloody Mary bar. The first 500 people will receive Firefly swag and there will be raffles throughout the day for Firefly Spirits prize packs.
After nearly 15 years on Wadmalaw Island, the distillery is relocating and expanding to the new 25,000-square foot facility to support its expanding spirits line and to provide a distinct venue for private events, weddings, and concerts.
Set under the oaks and surrounded by marsh views, the distillery will be a destination for locals and visitors alike with tours, a tasting room, a rotating schedule of food trucks and live music, special events, and a gift shop.
Visitors will be able to tour the distillery, learn about the Firefly story and how Firefly Spirits are made from distilling to bottling. The Firefly Tasting Room will feature signature spirits like Firefly vodkas and moonshines, and will also offer distillery specialties including Distillery Expressions Bourbon, Sweet Tea Whiskey, Bourbon Ball Whiskey, Southern Accents flavored liqueurs, and Sea Island Rum.