"We had this image of a tandem bike, with a man and woman riding this old school tandem bike with early 1900s clothing on this highwire, and it just sort of hit,"
Will any of them make a Salted Caramel Whiskey? That's what I want.
"Our local beer breweries have not done that yet. So why go to the brewery, and then pay the same as at a grocery store?"
This is not a fault of the brewery. You need to research state law.
(5) the brewery must sell the beer at the licensed premises at a price approximating retail prices generally charged for identical beverages in the county where the licensed premises are located; and
The breweries would love to sell at a discounted rate, but are required to match retail prices. You can thank the large distributors for lobbying in a way to get that in the books. Anyways, the HB 4572 was a game changer for breweries in the state and very beneficial to the craft beer market.
"I just hope those distilleries on King have better success rate than all the micro breweries we had downtown many years ago. Not many have survived."
Huh? Palmetto Brewery is in the peninsula (in the ghettoish part) and has been thriving since 1993. Southend, despite the fact that their beer isn't a favorite of craft beer lovers, has been pumping out brew for well over a decade. Are you talking about T-Bonez brewpub thing? Most would agree that if you don't make good beer, it will be hard to survive as a brewery. In the ever growing craft beer market, there is plenty of room for more brewpubs in this area. I have no doubt they will survive if the product is good. Just like these distilleries.
If they are able to sell stuff directly from the distillery, then I hope they pass on the savings of having to go through a middle man to the customer. Our local beer breweries have not done that yet. So why go to the brewery, and then pay the same as at a grocery store? Locals who bother to travel to a local maker should receive some sort of reward. I just hope those distilleries on King have better success rate than all the micro breweries we had downtown many years ago. Not many have survived.
"Is there any particular reason to operate a distillery in a downtown?"
Encourage visitation to sampling room.
Help sell bottles on site, which makes additional profit without the middle man.
Gets the name out there and acts as a form of advertisement.
Personally, I wouldn't open in downtown, but that is because I don't like dealing with traffic and high property costs. However, I can see why they would choose this path.
Is there any particular reason to operate a distillery in a downtown?
Wow, two on King Street! I'm looking forward to trying all of them.
Can't wait to try some of these.
This Pronghorn is sticking to his Islays.
I'd love it if rum became the "it" spirit and bourbon was shunned as a hillbilly drink. That would make all those single-barrel varieties way cheaper!
If you think Gosling's gets its color from Bourbon barrels, then I'd like to discuss a certain real estate opportunity with you involving the Cooper River Bridge.
I love the high-end rums, but could never turn my back on bourbon. I will echo the Clarey's post. That place is about as good as it gets for high-end rum and bourbon selection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flor_de_Ca%C3… - And then there are the others.
Clarey's Liquors on 1000 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 offers a diverse selection of Rum including Wray & Nephew Overproof, Zaya, Pampero Aniversario, Smith & Cross and more! http://www.clareysliquors.com/our-liquors-…
I'm buying rum the next time I go to the liquor store.
can the public buy these?
Lots of Hate above . . .ever think that people are just looking for a good meal, not researching authentic Mexican cuisine? What is so compulsive about telling people what they should enjoy? Oh, and I know - like many people - that Cinco celebrates a battle won, not a political victory. And I've been to Mexico (and all over the world), so I know when,where, why to appreciate authenticity . . but I don't try to tell people what to enjoy. . .especially without knowing exactly what any of the restaurants noted here uses for their ingredients, where it gets them and where the chefs/owners are from. Opinion without Knowledge is Worthless.
All of the above are a joke in REAL Mexcian Food...Don't eat Mexican in South Carolina....There is no seafood in Santa Fe or Denver. Just think that they are messing with you and they are..Junk....
After you visit some of the restaurants above and need some German fare PLEASE SUPPORT ANDRE :: http://www.carolinadoener.com/ He is trying to get his family back here with him. His father was a master German baker in Northern Germany. Every Friday is indeed SCHNITZEL DAY. He has a package of 5 HUGE housemade bratwurst he sells for $12. And he is the only guy I have seen in the area doing German much less DOENERS!! The password is eat: http://jwkpec.smugmug.com/Restaurants/Ethn…
Cinco de Mayo in America is a terrible day. It's amateur hour. Bunch of white people celebrating what they think is Mexican independence day with ANOTHER SHOT OF CUERVO BRO!
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