Hollow Creek Distillery – Bringing the Spirit to Lexington
Hollow Creek Distillery celebrated its Greater Lexington Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, and the Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 beginning at 10:00 am.
The Grand Opening will mark the culmination of several years of hard work and the commencement of what promises to be a successful business and journey. It’s been a long, tedious process with three years of research and paperwork prior to actually being “in business” for the past 18 months.
Hollow Creek Distillery employs four people and is located at 112 Rocky Ridge Road off Highway 378 in Leesville.
“Our mission is to bring hand crafted, pot distilled spirits to a market thirsty for high quality products, while having a positive impact on our surrounding community,” said Marketing Director Meredith Amick. Watch how they make their spirits below!
Saturday’s Grand Opening will provide the community with a great opportunity learn more about Hollow Creek Distillery. There will be a whiskey release at 10:00 am, followed by the blessing of the still at 11:00. There will be FREE moonshine tastings and tours inside, and the Hudson’s BBQ food truck will be on site for lunch outside, where picnic tables will be set up. The public also is welcome to bring chairs, and Z93 The Lake will be playing music.
“We specifically offer a Honey Moonshine made with local Lexington County honey that is unique and one of our best sellers,” Amick said. “Additionally, we have acreage around our facility and plan on using it for outside events, such as our upcoming Grand Opening!”
Hollow Creek currently offers six flavors of moonshine, including Straight, Apple Pie, Cinnamon, Honey, Peppermint, and Strawberry. They also offer a strawberry brandy and a small batch limited release whiskey.
“Rather than buying bulk spirits, we start with grain and finish with sealed bottles. No easy roads. No short cuts. This is ours,” said Amick, who also noted the importance of being in Lexington County.
“Lexington County is home. Nine generations of our family have lived on the waters that now feed Lake Murray,” she said. “What better way to make an economic impact on the community that we grew up in and love than to open a business?”
Hollow Creek is working toward statewide distribution so customers will be able to buy their products in South Carolina liquor stores, as well as at the storefront in Leesville. They are also planning to continue outside events on a regular basis to showcase the beautiful area the distillery calls home.
“Our moonshine recipes have ‘more experience than the law allows’ and our passion for our product shows. We use local ingredients where possible and believe that customer satisfaction is of utmost importance,” Amick said. “We love seeing the great reception we are receiving from the community! We love sharing our knowledge of small batch spirit production, especially as the art of true southern moonshine is quickly being lost.”