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Straw Hat Distillery

1301 N Douglas St, Florence, SC 29501-2690
+1 843-453-1349
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This was our first time there but not our last! Steve and Marc were not only informative but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
willow466
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Florence, SC
Our First Distillery Tour

This is a small independent distillery run by two hands-on guys. They give an informative tour of... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Francene D
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Dublin, Ireland
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Straw Hat Distillery is a locally owned and operated company that produces small batch handcrafted whiskies and flavored moonshines since 2014. Just hearing the term moonshine conjures up the image of an old copper still running in the back woods next to a flowing stream. However, Straw Hat is a modern small time distilling operation with aspirations of making high quality bourbon in the not so distant future. Keeping it local is what it’s all about. Corn and wheat, which make up the majority of the distilled spirits are sourced from local farms right here in the Pee Dee. When it comes to the infused moonshines, nothing tastes as great as 100% natural fruits, coffees and teas. The proof is in the taste of the shine. They offer a variety of moonshines that are of a reasonable alcohol content that most folks will enjoy and we offer higher alcohol content varieties for those who consider themselves a bit of a cocktail mixologist. The distillery is run by Steve Winter and Marc Kremer operated under South Carolina’s Micro Distillery Law where small producers are allowed to make up to 125,000 cases of spirits a year. The great thing about this relatively new law, it is based on educating the public on the traditional ways of producing spirits. You can see and taste the whole experience from beginning to end yourself. Tours, tastings and sales of the spirits produced on-site are available on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.
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1301 N Douglas St, Florence, SC 29501-2690
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time there but not our last! Steve and Marc were not only informative but pleasant and friendly. Took the tour and then did the tasting. Their flavored moonshines were very good. In fact we brought home the Lemon Drop and Red...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a small independent distillery run by two hands-on guys. They give an informative tour of their facility then display and offer samples of their products. We learned that their moonshine is produced primarily from local ingredients resulting in various tastes and alcohol content....More

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Y’all were great to have as guests. Thanks for making the trip out to see us. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We visited this past Saturday for the first time. Took a tour and then tasted their fine products. The flavored moonshines are awesome. During the tasting we tasted the Lemon Drop with the Blueberry and it was off the chain!. I gotta get a second...More

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks for the great review! We hope you can come back soon and finish off the sampling line up. Our job #1 is to make sure our customers are happy.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Marc & Steve are great guys! We came here as part of a birthday celebration. Lots of samples. Lemon Drop is the top seller but Blackberry was my MOST favorite!! Wonderful place to visit.

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

It was great to have your group come by the distillery. Hope to see y’all again!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I scheduled a Tour/Tasting at 12:30. Steve Winter, the owner/operator which was so knowledgeable gave us a private tour followed by a fabulous tasting at the end with Marc Kremer, Product Manager. This has to literally be the best kept secret in...More

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. It's our customers that give us the greatest motivation to make our spirits!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

These guys are great. They make some of the best shine I've ever had. Highly recommend the Cherry Bombs, which would make an amazing Manhattan or old-fashioned. Lots of fun promo items, even wooden barrel taps fro your home bar that hold a liter of...More

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for coming to the distillery and sharing in our passion. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our spirits and the experience.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A must if you are in the area....Awesome!!! Steve is a prefect and great host. The samples were enough for us to fully enjoy the tastes. Worth the trip!!!!

Thank Irene G
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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Y'all were a pleasure to have at the distillery. Spread the word and hope to see you back!

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

My wife and I had a 10:00 tasting/tour appointment and lucked out. We were the only people during that time slot, so we had a personal tour. This meant no noisy crowd and a friendly knowledgeable "guide" who would spend as much time with us...More

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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you so much for coming out to the distillery. We are very happy that you enjoyed our spirits and the experience. Look forward to seeing you again. Steve

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

I had bought a groupon for this place including a tour, a flask, a shot glass and tastings. Steve, the owner/operator, was very knowledgeable and friendly. An interesting presentation of the making of alcohol. The tasting were great - limited to 3 - and this...More

Thank Stephen R
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Steve W, Owner at Straw Hat Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

We are very glad that you had a positive experience at our distillery. Please come and visit us again as we constantly update our offerings.

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