High Wire Distilling Co. expanding operations in Charleston CountyJuly 1, 2019
High Wire Distilling Co., which produces premium, handcrafted small batch spirits with an agricultural focus, today announced plans to expand its operations in Charleston County. The $3 million investment will create 45 jobs.
The first distillery in downtown Charleston since Prohibition, High Wire Distilling Co. is dedicated to producing high-quality spirits such as gin, whiskey, amaro and small batch fruit brandies using a culinary approach. Located at 311 Huger Street, High Wire Distilling Co.’s new facility will allow the company to expand production capacity and grow its whiskey program. The new facility will also include a larger tasting room that will educate visitors about spirits, local agriculture and immerse them in the distilling process.
High Wire Distilling Co. is committed to using locally-sourced products and partners with area farms. The company currently uses around 80% of Certified South Carolina Grown grain and fruit in its spirits including locally renowned Jimmy Red corn.
Individuals looking to join the High Wire Distilling Company team can visit http://highwiredistilling.squarespace.com/jobs.
“We are thrilled to announce that High Wire Distilling Co. will be moving to a new downtown home in early 2020 just around the corner from our current distillery and tasting room. Our company has seen much success in the past few years, and we are quickly outgrowing our original home. We can’t wait to welcome visitors to our new Tasting Room and offer behind the scenes glimpses of our expanded production facility and barrel aging warehouse. The city of Charleston has been an incredibly supportive and vibrant catalyst for the growth of our company, and we look forward to being an integral part of this community for many years to come.” –High Wire Distilling Co. Founder Ann Marshall
“Time and time again, South Carolina has shown it is one of the best places in the world to do business. This expansion announcement by High Wire Distilling Co. is further proof of our pro-business environment, and we’re excited to see what this locally-grown company has in store for the future.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has consistently shown that it is the right place for companies to do business, and this is especially evident in our growing distilling sector. We congratulate High Wire Distilling Co.’s expansion in Charleston County, and we look forward to seeing them thrive for years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“I applaud High Wire Distilling Co. for their commitment to using Certified South Carolina products. This further investment supports South Carolina’s agribusiness industry and helps ensure a strong future for S.C. farmers.” –Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
“High Wire Distilling Co.’s welcomed expansion will offer a greater space to showcase their award-winning products. The local craft spirits industry continues to burgeon and we commend High Wire Distilling for choosing Charleston County to grow their business.” – Charleston County Council Chair Elliott Summey
“High Wire Distilling Co. has enjoyed remarkable success as a member of Charleston’s business community over the past few years, and I know that this trend will continue in their new and improved facility. Their commitment to sourcing local ingredients has surely contributed to their growth and success, and I am thrilled that this transition will allow them to continue that practice on a much larger scale.” –Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg
FIVE FAST FACTS
- High Wire Distilling Co. is expanding its Charleston County operations
- The $3 million investment is creating 45 jobs.
- High Wire Distilling Co. produces premium, handcrafted small batch spirits.
- Located at 311 Huger Street, the new facility will allow the company to expand production capacity and grow its whiskey program.
- Individuals looking to join the High Wire Distilling Co. team can visit http://highwiredistilling.squarespace.com/jobs.