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Firefly Distillery

6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
+1 843-557-1405
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Fun visit

Stopped here after a visit to the nearby tea plantation. Lots of kinds of liqueurs, flavored vodka... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Poquoson, Va
via mobile
Day Trip

We sought this place out as part of our day trip back home. This place is the real deal. Very... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Louis P
Charleston, South Carolina
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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, whiskeys, liqueurs, and moonshines. Guests are welcome Tue-Sat 11am-5pm for tastings. Must be 21 to enter tasting room. Feel free to bring your own lunch and have a picnic on our grounds, perhaps after enjoying a wine tasting from Deep Water Vineyard which is located on the same property. Every Saturday we have our Weekend Wine-down with live music and tasty local food truck. Come taste the South and enjoy a casual laid back atmosphere!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
+1 843-557-1405
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

Thank Shanigirl1
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank Louis P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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
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...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank reggiesue
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...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...More

Thank Grant R
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...More

Thank sgtturtle
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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)...More

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9 August 2015|
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Response from Erica715 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website, it lists on a map where their products are sold. I tried to post the link but I am unable to. Just google firefly vodka and click the 'find the fly' tab at the top of their page. :)
Jeremy W
30 December 2014|
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Response from Ryan G | Property representative |
Actually, you can take the Lowcountry Loop Trolley, which makes 2 trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the Island Sip and See tour.. Spend the day on Wadmalaw Island visiting three of the Lowcountry’s top tourist... More