Dark Corner Distillery
Mention making whiskey and moonshine and people conjure up stereotypical images of grizzled backwoods folk.
But Greenville based Dark Corner Distillery is redefining that image by producing premium, award-winning spirits right here in our backyard.
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Founded in 2011, Dark Corner is South Carolina’s second oldest distillery. The name Dark Corner comes from the mysterious Glassy and Hogback Mountain region of the same name, infamous for its bootlegging history.
Meet Dark Corner’s founder, Joe Fenten. A Landrum native, Joe was an electrical engineer before plunging into the spirits business. He’s had a hand in virtually every aspect of Dark Corner’s growth.
Dark Corner makes their spirits “the old-fashioned way,” using time-honored methods and sourcing local ingredients. A unique distillation system designed by Fenten, produces every drop of the great tasting spirits. Don’t believe us? Sip for yourself.
Executive Distiller Paul Fulmer knows his spirits. A Virginia transplant, he holds a WSET Level 2 Professional Certificate in Spirits. We’re not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds really impressive.
Whiskey Girl, one of Dark Corner’s top selling brands, taps into a need Fenten recognized for, “Women who love whiskey, but can’t find a whiskey right for them.”
A proud Clemson grad, Fenten created Tiger Fire as a nod to his alma mater. It’s a smooth blend of moonshine whiskey and natural orange flavors. For Gamecock fans, there’s Cock Lightning — a whisky moonshine blended with natural punch flavors. Both are perfect for tailgating, or your game day viewing party.
Stop by Dark Corner’s downtown headquarters for a tasting. Sample six spirits and hear the backstory and flavor profile behind each. Every tasting includes a free shot glass.
Dark Corner’s spirits have earned a truckload of industry awards. But Joe and his team aren’t resting on their libation laurels.
Ground has already broken on a sister distillery on Hilton Head to make rum and vodka.
Dark Corner’s spirit making future is very bright indeed.
Writer: Tom Faucett