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Firefly Distillery

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Address: 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487-6812
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+1 843-557-1405
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Firefly Distillery is South Carolina's first and largest distillery....

Firefly Distillery is South Carolina's first and largest distillery. Firefly Distillery is home to Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, the original sweet tea vodka, and many more southern specialties. Current product lines include vodkas, rums, bourbon, liqueurs, and moonshines. Guests are welcome Tue-Sat 11am-5pm for tastings, closed January. Feel free to bring your own lunch and have a picnic on our grounds, perhaps after enjoying a wine tasting from Irvin~House Vineyards which is located on the same property. Every Saturday the distillery hosts Sippin' Saturdays with live music and tasty local food for sale. Come taste the South and enjoy a casual laid back atmosphere!

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We had a great time, beginning with sampling wine and the way down to Moonshine and liquors! The children were well occupied with the animals from the friendly petting zoo and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time, beginning with sampling wine and the way down to Moonshine and liquors! The children were well occupied with the animals from the friendly petting zoo and the tree swings. Great day for some beverages and music!

Thank Gina K
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in the distillery for a tasting and had a wonderful experience. Our server, Wanda, was wonderful and had great insight and suggestions. We were not disappointed and would return if in the area again.

Thank wkassotis
Charleston, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have brought friends from out of town. It was a completely different experience. The first time was a Saturday and there was a large crowd. We still had a great experience. However, I did not realize how much fun it was on a weekday. This time of year not a big crowd and we... More 

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Poquoson, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after a visit to the nearby tea plantation. Lots of kinds of liqueurs, flavored vodka, moonshine and rum. Our bartender during the tasting mixed all kinds of delicious concoctions using the different flavors and all of them were great. Good thing they gave us recipe cards as there were so many she suggested, know I won't remember half... More 

Thank Shanigirl1
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sought this place out as part of our day trip back home. This place is the real deal. Very authentic. We did a vodka tasting and bought some as well. Has a nice gift shop too. A must for the bucket list has been checked off.

Thank Chef L
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day on Johns Island! Thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting and cheese platter, Wines were on the sweet side. Next door is the distillery. We each picked different choices and it is very difficult to pick a favorite. We loved the Firefly Southern Lemonade Vodka and the Caramel Moonshine, but trust me, it's all delicious. Plan to... More 

Thank Janet H
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends shared their Pecan Whiskey with us and we've been in love ever since. Stopped in today for a tasting and ended up walking out with two other kinds of whiskey. We're hooked! Only wish they could ship the hard stuff though.

Thank PoompasDucks
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stopped down here on recommendations before heading into Charleston for the weekend and couldn't have been happier we did. You'll see the "Wine before shine" sign as you approach, and while I didn't feel the wines were bad, they weren't particularly great either (separate business). You can stop over there and try them, or just skip straight to the... More 

Thank ckassotis
Ladson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Firefly Distillery is a beautiful drive through James Island, SC. Tasting was $6.00 to taste 6 liquors - hard to decide as it is a long and flavorful list. Our tasting bar was very crowded with a birthday group but the bar tender was fun and informative on how to mix different flavors and recipies using the different brews. Bottles... More 

Thank reggiesue
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here on a road trip and it was so kitschy-cool and accommodating to my family with small children. Wanda was SUPER nice and gave my kids popcorn while my husband and I sipped moonshine samples. The grounds are beautiful and have lots of things to occupy kids- swings, farm animals (including a very affectionate cow named Ida!) it... More 

Thank Amy N

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