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Sip & See

Learn about the amazing world of hand-crafted spirits and see it in action with our fun and informative guided tours, followed by a delicious tasting experience.

Distillery Tour & Tasting with FREE Souvenir Shot Glass & $5 Bottle Bucks

Take a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of Hilton Head Island’s first and only Distillery and production room. This interactive, hands-on experience provides you exclusive access to our end-to-end rum making process and is overflowing with Distillery stories and lsland lore. You will:

  • Feel the heat from the still.
  • Smell the cane.
  • See bottles filling up.
  • Taste exclusive spirits from our Distiller’s Collection.
  • Mix and mingle with our team.
  • Take home a FREE souvenir shot glass.
  • Redeem $5 Bottle Bucks towards purchase of your first bottle

After your tour, enjoy a tasting flight of neat samples that you’ll sip overlooking the Distillery and stacked barrels of our aging spirits.

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Available: Monday – Saturday from 12:30 PM– 5:00 PM

Must make a reservation

Limited to 15 people per tour

Length: 1 hour

Cost per person: $35

Don’t miss this opportunity to take a Distillery tour on Hilton Head Island

Limited Time Only!

Distillery After Dark Tour & Tasting Experience

Wednesday, 10/14 • 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/21 + 10/28 • 7:30 PM

If you dare, take a behind-the-scenes journey into the world of craft distilling – at night, where everything is different. It’s dark. The air is thick. The still creaks. You sense there may be more than spirits aging in those barrels. This tour is an interactive and hands-on experience. You will learn how we make our spirits from beginning to end and hear spirited stories, Island lore and encounters with Whiskey’s most famous outlaws. During this immersive experience, you will see, hear, smell and taste the wonder of craft spirts in a setting that will leave you feeling, shall we say…a little haunted.

What’s Included:

  • Blue Lady welcome cocktail
  • Full distillery and production room tour
  • Tasting flight of exclusive spirits from our Distiller’s Collection
  • Souvenir shot glass
  • Select a bottle of your choice to take home from our popular rum flavored collection

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Duration: 90 minutes

Cost per person: $75

Capacity: Limited to 18 people.

Distiller’s Tasting Panel Experience

Thursday, 10/21 • 5:00 PM

Join our Master Distiller, Whitney Meriwether for this unique and elevated distillery experience. As the only Master Distiller on Hilton Head Island, Whitney looks forward to sharing his life-long passion of handcrafted spirits with you. During this 60-minute experience, he will guide you on an exclusive journey during which you’ll learn about our aged spirits and sample three drams drawn directly from the barrel – Two Traditions 23 Dark, Lewis Redmond 1881 and one Distiller’s Choice. Whitney will give you a tour of the distillery, and walk you through a full tasting panel for all three spirits. This panel will help decide our next rum or whiskey blend. After the serious business of the tasting panel, enjoy a cocktail and we’ll discuss our findings. At the end, you’ll take home a bottle of our Solera aged Two Traditions Dark 23 Rum, or Lewis Redmond 1881 Bourbon, and a branded crystal Glencairn glass.

What's Included!

  • Special tasting with Master Distiller, Whitney Meriwether
  • Distillery Tour
  • Dram Tasting of 3 of South Carolina’s Oldest Spirits
  • Bottle of your Choice to Take Home
  • Branded Glencairn Glass
  • Cocktail

Other Details:

Dates: 10/7 and 10/21
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $99 per person
Capacity: 10

Named Top 5 Thing
to Do on HHI!

  • star rating  We enjoyed the tour, the guide was very passionate about the company and products. We enjoyed the samples and got a shot glass too.

    jason1223344554
    September 15, 2021

    star rating  My favorite part was the whole thing. I love learning, the guide was knowledgeable and fun, and the taste testing was awesome. I’m a bourbon drinker, so I... read more

    334annl
    September 11, 2021

    star rating  It was so interesting to learn how much work goes into making the rum and other liquors. The staff were so nice and informative. I recommend this tour.

    U3720KXbrendar
    September 6, 2021
  • star rating  GREAT tour, highly recommend it. Bobby was very knowledgeable and funny. Tastings at the end and a free shot glass too!

    radi8u5
    August 27, 2021

    star rating  Bobby was a wonderful guide full of knowledge of the distillery (he even works the bottling line) and of the area history. It was really hot in the distillery... read more

    michelleeF7832YL
    August 22, 2021

    star rating  Our guide was pleasant and knew alot about their distillery. We are coming from KY though, so our viewpoint is different when talking about bourbon vs whiskey. The... read more

    Ccmsold
    August 21, 2021

Mix & Mingle

Take your cocktail game up a notch with a mixology class (or two) that will leave you inspired to shake up delicious and creative sips like never before.

Boos & Booze: Frightful Cocktails
for a Spooktacular Halloween

Thursday, 10/21 + 10/28 • 7:00 PM

If you’re looking for some creative cocktail inspiration to frightfully delight your friends and family this Halloween, we’ve got you covered. At Hilton Head Distillery, we love Halloween. After all, we do make spirits! For this 2-hour, hands-on and interactive class, we’ve compiled three of our absolute favorite spook-tacular libations. Whether you fancy a pumpkin-themed drink, something a little darker, a cocktail with googly eyes that stares back or one with a spider crawling out of it, this cocktail class is for you. But don’t come alone. It’ll be a wicked good time that you’ll want to share with your entire drinking crew.

What's Included!

Welcome Cocktail  
Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon entry to your cocktail-making class.

Introduction to Cocktails and Mixology
Be guided through the background and concepts of mixology & cocktail making and learn fundamental techniques.

Make 3 Cocktails   
Every guest will make (and drink) three cocktails at their own fully stocked and equipped cocktail-making table.

Souvenir Shot Glass
A great addition to your at-home bar.

Bottle of your Choice
Select a bottle of your choice to take home from our popular rum flavored collection.

*Note, if there are any non-drinkers that wish to attend there are non-alcoholic options for each cocktail. No-one gets left out.

Details:
Location: Hilton Head Distillery
Price: $85 per person
Capacity: 20
Duration: 2 hours

Shake, Stir and Sip
Cocktail Making Class

Wednesday, 10/27 • 4:30 PM

Grab your crew and join us for Shake, Stir and Sip Cocktail Making Class. In this 2-hour class, you will be taught by a master mixologist on how to make (then drink) a selection of 3 different cocktails while learning about the spirits used in each. Our class focuses on 100% involvement – every guest uses our very own craft spirits, fresh ingredients and specialized equipment to make their own cocktails. It’s fun. Interactive. Inspiring. By the end, you will be shaking & stirring up drinks like a pro with a focus on modern, unique, tropical cocktails along with an innovative, inspiring rif on a traditional recipe that’s so cool and so different.

What's Included!

Reception Cocktail  
Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon entry to your cocktail-making class.

Introduction of Cocktail Class  
Be guided through the background and concepts of mixology & cocktail making and learn fundamental techniques.

Make 3 Cocktails   
Every guest will make (and drink) three cocktails at their own fully stocked and equipped cocktail-making table.

Souvenir Shot Glass
A great addition to your at-home bar.

Bottle of your Choice
Select a bottle of your choice to take home from our popular rum flavored collection.

*Note, if there are any non-drinkers that wish to attend there are non-alcoholic options for each cocktail. No-one gets left out.

Details:
Location: Hilton Head Distillery
Price: $85 per person

Picks of the Season: Mixing Up
Classic Cocktails with a Fall Twist

Tuesday, 10/19 • 7:00 pm

AHH! Fall is in the air! Apples. Cranberries. Figs. Pears. Spice. These seasonal ingredients aren’t just perfect in fall dishes. They are delicious (and a little unexpected) in cocktails as well. In this 2-hour hands-on class, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Fall flavors and will guide you through a seasonal cocktail-making journey. By the end, our master mixologist will have you mixing and sipping fun, flavorful cocktails – all with a scrumptious Fall twist – that will have you putting that spiced pumpkin latte aside.

What's Included!

Welcome Cocktail
Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon entry to your cocktail-making class.

Introduction to Fall Flavors and Cocktails
Be guided through the flavors of Fall as well as the background and concepts of mixology & cocktail making and learn fundamental techniques.

Make 3 Cocktails
Every guest will make (and drink) three cocktails at their own fully stocked and equipped cocktail-making table.

Souvenir Shot Glass
A great addition to your at-home bar.

Bottle of Your Choice
Select a bottle of your choice to take home from our popular rum flavored collection.

*Note, if there are any non-drinkers that wish to attend there are non-alcoholic options for each cocktail. No-one gets left out.

Details:
Location: Hilton Head Distillery
Price: $85 per person

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