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North Charleston distillery distributes whiskey statewide for first time

Ross Norton //August 30, 2023//

North Charleston distillery distributes whiskey statewide for first time

Ross Norton //August 30, 2023//

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Firefly Distillery has expanded availability of its most premium spirit, Bend & Steal American Whiskey. Previously an exclusive product at the North Charleston distillery, the award-winning blended whiskey now can be purchased at more than 100 retailers throughout the state.

“We crafted Bend & Steal American Whiskey as a tribute to hardworking folks everywhere,” Scott Newitt, co-founder of Firefly Distillery, said in a news release. “I’m particularly excited to be expanding distribution throughout the state of South Carolina, allowing more enthusiasts to get a taste of this perfectly balanced whiskey.”

Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2023 Ascot Awards, Bend & Steal has grown rapidly in popularity since its initial release in early 2021, the company said in the news release. The whiskey gets its name from the process of “stealing” bits from the best barrels in the country and “bending” them with Firefly barrels to create a balanced whiskey. A tribute to the art of distilling, aging and perfecting whiskey, each design element of the bottle label highlights the process and tools that bring spirits to life, from the metallic copper barrel, to the lock, whiskey thief and still.

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Firefly Distillery, known for creating the world’s first Sweet Tea Vodka, has expanded product lines from vodka and moonshine to whiskey and bourbon including single barrel, barrel proof, and this unique blended American whiskey. Bend & Steal is the first whiskey to become available outside of the distillery. Select retailers can be found by visiting the company website.

The company says Firefly is South Carolina’s oldest and Charleston’s most visited distillery.

Firefly Distillery produces 30 craft spirits at the 25,000 square foot distillery in North Charleston.