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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ladson, South Carolina
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Ladson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The distillery tasting room is right next door to the winery tasting room. I would highly suggest if doing both to do the wine and then the moonshine/vodka/whiskey/etc. The firefly distillery was definitely very crowded as we had to wait a bit to get a spot at the the bar for the tasting. Once we got a spot we were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rustic setting, even restrooms are in an outhouse, with working plumbing. We had 7 people, family age 21-76. The 2 older men in our group didn't do tastings. Not much for them to do while we tasted, except watch us have fun! As soon as we walked in, we knew we wanted Wanda to do our tastings just by the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun time at the Firefly. We arrive 15 minutes before they closed but they were more than happy to let us try a tasting. We left with several holiday gifts.

Thank Anne M
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun tasting their flavored Vodkas, they are famous for sweet tea vodka which is delicious. We bought their Lemonade Vodka and Apple Pie Moonshine. They are both wonderful. Fun place! A little hard to see when arriving - it has a wrought iron gate with 'firefly' on it and will be on your left.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We paired a visit to the tea plantation with a visit here, thinking that after we saw the tea harvested we'd see the sweet tea vodka being made. But no, this distillery is just a tasting room. For $6 you can taste 6 varieties of vodka, rum or moonshine, and they wrap your shot glass as a souvenir. We bought... More 

Thank Katie B
Management response:

We do not typically do tours of the bottling area due to the fact that there are so many hazards, but if you are here during the week you are more than welcome to peek your head in and watch the process. We also have the original still in the tasting room for guests to see how it all began.... More 

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