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Charleston Distilling Expands Charleston, South Carolina, Operations

Charleston Distilling, an independent, small-batch producer of handcrafted spirits, announced a $4.2 million investment in its operations in Charleston, South Carolina. The expansion is projected to create an additional 29 jobs.

Located at 3548 Meeks Farm Road in Charleston, the company’s new facility is expected to be operational by July 2019 and will feature a 45-foot-high still to increase its production capacity.

“We are excited to finally fire up our new equipment after waiting more than two years for it to be built. With a large tasting room and outside area, the Johns Island location will be a perfect spot for locals to come taste what we can do, and experience everything we have to offer,” said Charleston Distilling Owner Stephen Heilman.

“Across South Carolina, businesses of all types are thriving, and today’s announcement by Charleston Distilling is a testament to that. Our state’s craft distilling and brewing industry continues to take off, and I look forward to seeing the impact these new jobs will have in Charleston County,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“South Carolina has proven itself not only a great place for companies to locate, but also a place where existing companies can grow and thrive. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for an innovative company like Charleston Distilling,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.

“Charleston Distilling’s expansion brings welcomed economic opportunity and jobs to Johns Island. Using the best South Carolina-sourced ingredients, Charleston Distilling is committed to an authentic homegrown experience,” Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey added.

“Small and locally-owned businesses are a critical sector of Charleston’s economy and a vital component of our residents’ quality of life. On behalf of the citizens of Charleston, I would like to congratulate Charleston Distilling on their much-anticipated new facility, and welcome them to Johns Island, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said.

“Charleston’s water system consistently ranks high for its taste and purity, providing a distinct competitive advantage for our community and Charleston Distilling. We are excited Charleston Distilling decided to grow in Charleston County, and we look forward to their grand opening this summer,” said Charleston County Economic Development Executive Director Steve Dyke.

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