Entrepreneur Minute – Scott Newitt, Firefly Distillery

September 15, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, Entrepreneur Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that entrepreneurs have on our communities. We will be highlighting 20 entrepreneurs in each of our markets (Columbia, Greenville and Charleston) with a short video as well as a full audio version of the conversation on our WhosOnTheMove SC podcast. You will see a diverse group of entrepreneurs and we will be exploring the theme of overcoming obstacles.

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Scott Newitt, Owner, Firefly Distillery

Scott Newitt and Jim Irvin met through the wine business, became friends, and then decided to go into business together and open a distillery in Charleston, South Carolina.

Scott and Jim’s first product, a muscadine wine flavored vodka named Firefly, met with modest success. The product that they came up with in 2008, Sweet Tea Vodka, literally blew up. Within several months of launching Sweet Tea Vodka, they went from orders for a couple hundred cases a week, to over 8,000.

Learn more about the incredible story of Firefly Distillery.

Below is a full audio version of our conversation with Scott Newitt. You can also find this podcast by searching for the Who’sOnTheMove SC podcast on Apple and Spotify.