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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Poquoson, Va
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Poquoson, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to head over and check out the firefly plantation with some friends on a quick getaway to Charleston. It's a quick trip from Charleston and worth it. We first checked out the winery which was ok but then went over to the liquor and moonshine distillery. That was a blast. If you get there and Wanda is working,... More 

Thank Grant R
Gaffney, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Pay attention to your GPS because you might drive right past the entrance. The driveway was a bit rough on the car, but manageable if you take it slowly. Parking is a bit different (just park between two trees). The wine and moonshine tasting were reasonably priced... and you can keep the shot glass! There's the vineyard, winery, distillery, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice setting, great hospitality, and good spirits! We haven't visited this island on other trips to Charleston, and the staff in both tasting rooms were fun. Call ahead on holidays as hrs may change. Tastings are $11 for winery and distillery combo. Arrive early (11-noon) to be ahead of the crowd. We enjoyed our visit here with friends!

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