Leesville’s Hollow Creek Distillery begins production of Vodka
With the recent announcement of a new 5,000sf building and a Community Service Award from Governor Henry McMaster for the production of hand sanitizer at the start of the pandemic, Hollow Creek Distillery is making news again.
Owners Craig and Meredith Amick have announced the addition of a new spirit product to their small-batch distillery. The makers of Hollow Creek Moonshine, High Cotton Bourbon and White Hot Cinnamon Whiskey are venturing into new territory with the launch of Low Water© Vodka.
Low Water Vodka is a handcrafted, pot-distilled vodka produced from 100% corn at Hollow Creek Distillery in Leesville, SC.
The “Low Water” moniker is a nod to the family’s legacy in the Lake Murray community. Captain Tom Amick, the great grandfather of Craig Amick, Hollow Creek Distillery’s President, is credited with having been a successful ferryman captaining a flatbottomed skiff across the upper region of the Saluda River prior to the construction of Lake Murray. With the capability of transporting multiple carriages and livestock, Captain Tom earned a reputation as a dedicated community servant respected for his work ethic and generosity.
Production of Low Water vodka has begun in the original red barn property tucked beneath the pines on Rocky Ridge Road off Highway 378 in Leesville and will move to the new 5,000sf expansion once construction is completed.
Predominantly known as a mixer, traditional vodka is commonly distilled multiple times to produce a clean, transparent spirit. Utilizing pot distillation will allow Hollow Creek to handcraft a high-quality vodka worthy of the pride taken in their entire product offering.
The expansion is expected to be completed this Spring, with the original production barn and Tasting Room remaining open throughout the construction process. Plan your visit during normal business hours: Thursday, 1 pm – 7 pm; Friday, 10 am – 7 pm; and Saturday, from 10 am – 7 pm. They are located off SC Hwy 378 at 112 Rocky Ridge Road, Leesville, SC.
A special Free Tasting is taking place on Saturday, March 13th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Additional details and registration can be found on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/216702256917258