Striped Pig Distillery Takes Over!
2225-A Old School Drive Charleston, SC 29405
email@example.comCHARLESTON, SC. – On Tuesday, December 17thWhereWeStandMagazine was honored to be invited to experience two of the mosttalked about new businesses in Charleston join forces for a night ofBier and Booze! Striped Pig Distillery and the Bay Street Biergartenhosted the Bier & Booze party, which was a night to sample spiritsfrom Charleston’s first distillery since Prohibition. With the popularity ofthe Biergarten and the continued heightened interest in Charleston’sspirit, the duo was a perfect pair.The city came out to indulge in SRIPED drinks and thePIG OUTon Biergarten’s delectable Bavarian selections. The sizeable parking lotwas once again packed for the Striped bar takeover! Cars were pouringonto the streets. A private party was going strong in the upstairs V.I.P.room. Meanwhile, out in the garten, groups of friends indulged theBavarian food, socialized under the festive lighting, and enjoyed whatThe Striped Pig brought to the table!The Biergarten was the ideal setting for this laid-back, Tuesdaynight party. Customers who usually prefer a casual beer were exposedto craft spirits and saw how they can be drank in a variety of ways. Thetalented bartenders at the Biergarten can come up with anything andtheir beer and striped spirit infused cocktails are incredible.The shots were flowing and although Charleston’s drinking sceneis not known to rest just because it is a weekday, the crowd wasespecially out for a Tuesday. Striped Pig Distillery President, CaseyLillie, and Marketing Director, Juliana Harless, were giving out freesamples of straight vodka, rum and 120 proof ‘shine as well as adelicious mixed shot, known as “Striped ‘Shine Apple Pie.” The shotwas so popular that many diners even ordered it as a cocktail.Literally, eyes widened and mouths dropped in awe as peoplesampled what Striped brought to the table.“Usually people are startledby straight shots, but when they taste how smooth our spirits are, theykeep coming back for more,” Harless said. “The most popular choiceswere the Striped ‘Shine Apple Pie mixed shot and the straight rumshots, but we really just went through a lot of everything,”Along with getting a free shot and snazzy promotional stickers,patrons who ordered a “Striped cocktail” were entered into a raffle towin their own at-home barrel aging kit. One lucky customer walked outwith their own one liter barrel and a bottle of Striped ‘Shine, whichhead distiller, Johnny Pieper, and Lillie handed him themselves.Striped Pig sells engraved barrels at their distillery in one, twoand three liters that you can age your own spirits in. Their 120 proof‘shine can be transformed into whiskey in a few months. If you prefertheir aged rum, like the kind they limited released and only 60 luckyfans got to buy, then buy your own barrel and bottle of Striped Rumand make it yourself!Striped Pig Distillery makes all of their spirits from scratch. Corn,grown at Myer’s Farm in Bowman, SC, is used to make their vodka and120 proof ‘Shine. Their molasses is from Savannah, GA and goes intomaking their delicious rum that has subtle notes of butterscotch.Striped Pig plans to continue to host several tasting parties atbars, restaurants and liquor stores around town. They will be at BottlesBeverage Superstore on December 27th, several New Year’s Eve partiesaround town and at the Oyster Roast at Triangle in Mt Pleasant on January 4thbenefitting the Shem Creek shrimper who lost his boat.They are also hosting “CHIVIN’ at the Pig on January 25th at the distillery.You can stay up to date with all of their events on their Facebookpage, Twitter and website atwww.stripedpigdistillery.com. Striped Pigproducts are available at almost any liquor store in the CharlestonCounty and will soon spread throughout the state. You can see acomplete list of where they are available on their website. Theirdistillery is open for free tours and tastings Wednesday though Fridayfrom 3 to 7 P.M. and Saturday from 12 to 5 P.M.WhereWeStand Magazine will be taking a formal tour of theStriped Pig Distillery Januray 6 th! Stay tuned for the exclusive feature of the revolutionary establishment. We want to know: Where do you standon Striped?
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All Photographs where Taken By Nick Milak Photography, Director of Photography for WHERE WE STAND MAGAZINE