After a recent modification to South Carolina’s distillery law, Firefly Vodka is movin’ on up. Governor Mark Sanford signed an update to the law, classifying micro-distilleries in the state of S.C. as those producing less than 130,000 cases annually, which includes the Firefly Distillery. As an official micro-distillery, Firefly is now legally eligible to provide tours and tastings to the public.
“This is really a huge step forward for small distilleries in South Carolina,” says Scott Newitt, co-owner of the Firefly Distillery. “It enables us to operate on a more even playing field with the big guys. We hope this legislation will increase tourism and give us a chance to show folks how it’s done!”
Tours and tastings will begin in August, every Tuesday through Saturday, at the distillery on Wadmalaw Island. And if savoring the old South under massive oaks while sipping sweet tea vodka isn’t enough to lure you out of the city, visitors can also enjoy wine tastings and vineyard tours at the Irvin-House Vineyards located at the same site.