Monday 2nd City Distillery finally opened its doors for a soft opening. The 2:00 get together at the small batch distillery was promptly interrupted by a busted hot water heater, which Master Distillers and co-owners David Long and Cal Bowie aptly pointed out could have happened at any time over the past ten or fifteen years.
Timing is everything, especially in their line of work, and opening during the Masters was the ultimate goal for the team behind 2nd City. Not to be discouraged by a leaking tank, the moonshiners were obviously very happy-and quite relieved-to have the project finally completed.
The second location of small batch distillery Carolina Moon, located on Court House Square
in tiny Edgefield South Carolina, was years in the making. Long and Bowie, along with their cousin, Bill Hatch, obtained a custom-made pot still and first started cooking in 2013. They personally oversee each and every batch from start to finish, something you won’t find with major distillers.
2nd City Distillery is located at #4 8th Street, Augusta