Place Category: Distilleries
Legend has it that before the Revolutionary War a Choctaw maiden, Issaqueena, was captured by the Cherokee Chief & made a slave. She overheard the Cherokee planning an attack on the trading post that housed her British lover. In an effort to warn him, Issaqueena escaped & traveled on a swift pony ninety six miles to save him.
Along the way, she named several geographical points, based on the distance from the Cherokee village (which is now drowned in Lake Keowee). From her starting point, she named Twelve Mile, Three & Twenty, and Six & Twenty Creeks on Lake Hartwell. She also named the towns of Six Mile & finally Ninety Six. The attack was unsuccessful, and the two were happily married shortly after.
You guessed it… our distillery is approximately 26 miles from the original Keowee village. Six & Twenty began producing whiskey containing all South Carolina grains; soft red winter wheat and corn from the Upstate, rye and malted barley from the Midlands, and rice from the Lowcountry. Are you feeling the love?
Using a custom still from Artisan Still Design, Six & Twenty Distillery produces a variety of handcrafted whiskies, bourbon, gin, and a smooth vodka. Every bottle is meticulously filled, hand corked and labeled. The bottles from each batch are precisely numbered and personally signed.
Tours and Tastings
Visitors learn about our distilling process firsthand and see why our carefully crafted spirits have drawn national attention. We invite you to taste our award winning spirits in our relaxed tasting room.
1:00 & 4:00 PM
Last modified: December 15, 2017
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