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Charleston Distilling Company

501 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-7205
+1 843-718-1446
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Amazing spirits!

Knowledgeable and friendly staff, incredible flavors for the gin. One of the gins had lemongrass... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Terri O
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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These guys really know how to make booze!

At this distillery, they educate you on what goes into great tasting liquor. I tasted Vodka that... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2017
BocaBratt
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Boca Raton, Florida
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We're an independent, small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using only hand-selected grains, we mill, mash, ferment, distill, age, blend, and bottle - bringing the highest quality spirits from the farm to you. We do tours and tastings/cocktails Monday through Saturday on the hour, starting at 11am with the last tour at 6pm. We are close on Wednesdays and Sundays.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“rye whiskey” (4 reviews)
“fun tour” (5 reviews)
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501 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-7205
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Knowledgeable and friendly staff, incredible flavors for the gin. One of the gins had lemongrass added, delightful. There was another liqueur that had baking flavors - ginger, cinnamon - yum! As a plus, the bottles are lovely. This was definitely one of the best tours...More

Thank Terri O
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you Terri for the great review! Hope you stop in next time you are in town!

Reviewed May 19, 2017

At this distillery, they educate you on what goes into great tasting liquor. I tasted Vodka that actually had a great corn flavor and I had a ginger flavored liquor that was really unusual...So unusual that I had to purchase a bottle before I left....More

Thank BocaBratt
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thanks for the review! We hope you like the Tolerance!

Reviewed May 8, 2017

As someone who visits a lot of wineries and distilleries, I know that distillers in many states face an uphill battle when it comes to the legalities of what they can and cannot do to market and sell their products. The staff are knowledgeable not...More

Thank Stacy R
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Stacy, Thank you for the review! We have a bill on the floor of the state senate today that will allow us to sell cocktails..hopefully next time you are in town we can serve you a bloody mary!

Reviewed March 14, 2017

I enjoy sampling locally made products when I travel and planned, long before my friends and I came to Charleston, to stroll into this distillery and enjoy a tasting. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with this business. We arrived at 6:10 in the...More

Thank Shannon M
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Dear Shannon, Thanks for stopping in and we are sorry that you were unable to sample our spirits. Every state has different sampling laws and here is why we can't just do samples. Section 61-6-1140. A holder of a valid micro-distillery or manufacturer license issued...More

Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

We attended a tour and tasting for a well priced $10. Though correct there was not much to see, the amount of knowledge we left with regarding the process and history of the small company was amazing. Our tour guide (whose name sadly escapes me)...More

Thank sheselectric25
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Thank you for reviewing us! your guide could have been Chris, Duncan or Emily..come back again!

Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

I wish I could rate this place on the product separate from the value. I'd give the product 5 stars. Smoothest vodka I've ever had, lovely gin, and a creative hot pepper vodka that is to die for. A good rye and a nice liqueur....More

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stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Thank you for the review and glad that you loved the vodka...We could lower the price if we could get rid of the federal excise tax, state excise tax, county manufacturing tax, state distillery license fee,state mandated boiler inspection, state mandated back flow inspection, real...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017

If your visiting Charleston, this tour is a must! The tour was very interesting and informative. And their Tolerance whiskey is amazing!

Thank grace8484
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

We hope you are enjoying the Tolerance! Thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The tour and tasting was perfect! We felt at home here! Everyone was so friendly the liquors were great! I'm wanting to go back and help with bottling!!! Stop in it is so worth your time!!!

Thank CharleneSchlegel89
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

Thanks for the review Charlene! We are always looking for bottlers so if you live close give us a call!

Reviewed January 18, 2017

Our guide was knowledgeable, but there wasn't really that much to see. The tour and tasting lasted just over half an hour. It was worth the $10 price, but overall, it was disappointing.

Thank cweaver15
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Sorry you were disappointed but happy that you thought it was worth it!

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

BLUF: A fun tour in a great location for a young distillery offering Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, and Bourbon (the bourbon is still a few years out). This distillery has only been in operation for 2 years. The location on King Street has to be expensive...More

Thank Malcolm W
stephenj577, Owner at Charleston Distilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Hi Malcolm, Thanks for taking the time to review us! Glad we educated on gin..It is a great spirit that a lot of people tend to shy away from..

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