Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company is dedicated to making premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits. Our approach is simple: seek the finest ingredients available and develop recipes using a creative, culinary approach. All of our products are batch distilled in a hand-hammered, German copper still to create the finest Southern spirits available.
Founded by husband and wife team, Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall, High Wire was born of a desire to introduce small batch, handmade, craft spirits to South Carolina. A lifelong “serial entrepreneur,” Scott recently sold his former business, a natural and organic bakery called Immaculate Baking Company, to General Mills. The couple quickly began developing business plans for the distillery, an endeavor that allows them to combine their passion for small business with their love of high quality artisan spirits.
High Wire Distilling is producing a distinctive line of small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys, and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. Scott, a Culinary Institute of America trained baker, applies his knowledge of artisanal grains and culinary techniques to the spirits he creates. With a main focus on local, unique ingredients, the distillery also features an apothecary area where experimental bench formulas can be created and tested in a small-scale format. In addition to their core products, High Wire will also produce a series of special, limited edition creations only available at certain times of the year.
The location for High Wire Distilling is as unique as the spirits—a rustic 6,000 square foot warehouse located on Upper King Street. Spacious with a vintage industrial feel, the Production Area features a 20ft high, barreled ceiling and a beautiful, hand-hammered, copper still as a focal point. Abundant natural light and racks of wooden barrels create an excellent atmosphere for entertaining. High Wire’s 50 person Tasting Room features warm, rough-hewn cypress walls with large windows through which one can view the distilling equipment and process. Visitors also receive a sensory education about the distilling process, ingredients, and formula creation.
A place locals and visitors can frequent, High Wire Distilling offers tours and tastings Thursday-Saturday from 11AM to 6PM (last tour begins at 5pm). The space is also available for intimate, private events for up to 150 people. Parking is available onsite.