Palmetto Distillery, which we first became aware of a few years back when we reviewed their American whiskey expression, is considered of South Carolina’s older craft distilleries. Those who visit its home city of Anderson and forget to buy a bottle of their whiskey now have a chance to do so at the nearby airport, courtesy of a retail store located after airport security.
The new Palmetto Distillery retail store, according to those behind it, is located inside the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greensville, South Carolina. The airport location will carry a range of the distillery’s products, including the whiskey and a range of flavored and unflavored moonshines. As with similar types of stores popping up at other airports, those who purchase bottles will be able to carry them onto the airplane in their carry on bags.
“It’s very exciting to think of all these travelers that are coming in and out of Greenville-Spartanburg, said Palmetto co-owner Trey Boggs in a prepared statement. “Of all the gimmicky things you can buy at an airport, I’d much rather have a jar of moonshine. And if someone is traveling back to where they’re from, I would want them to bring me a jar of moonshine.”
Plans call for this storefront to open officially in the first part of this year. It comes to the GSP airport at a time in which it is going through a $125 million renovation.
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