At Striped Pig Distillery we do things the “Southern Way” – it’s about innovating and pushing boundaries, while honoring traditional methods; making fine spirits; and above all else, sharing with great friends.
Launched in Historic Charleston, South Carolina, our brand represents critical thinking with a sense of humor. The tongue-in-cheek story of our eponymous pig celebrates the tradition of American spirit and the witty nature of those determined to share a tipple or two (in spite of whatever tax or reform is thrown their way)!
The story behind our particular Pig dates back to 1838, when the Fifteen Gallon Act was enacted in an effort to curb the excess drinking practiced by Americans at the time. The Act stated that liquor purveyors could only sell alcohol in quantities of 15 gallons or more, essentially making the product too expensive for the average man. In retaliation a quick-witted fellow devised a plan to make money, whilst staying within the confines of the law – he no longer sold spirits, he gave it away for free. He cleverly striped a normal pig with paint and charged admission to see this “most un-natural curiosity.” Even more strange, the cost of the ticket was equal to the amount of a tipple of rum. The Striped Pig later became a representation of less regulation and tax in political cartoons all over America.
It is in this manner and with that spirit we welcome you to Charleston’s first distillery since prohibition! We strive to make our award-winning products both delicious and affordable, and realize it’s not what’s on the outside of the bottle, but the inside that counts.
Striped Pig Distillery is here to reward your taste buds with sophisticated, handcrafted rums, truly fantastic ‘moonshine’ and whiskeys, silky smooth vodkas and dangerously tasty gins.
We invite you to quench your curiosity, enter our domain, come see the Pig and discover “What’s In Your Spirit?!”