About Sweet Grass Vodka and The Sweetgrass Lounge
As seen in Forbes in 2021, Sweet Grass Vodka has been awarded by three Global Masters Awards for Micro Distillery, Smoothest and Organic, in addition to being awarded a gold medal as the Best Domestic Vodka of 2022 by The Fifty Best.
Founded in Charleston, SC, Sweet Grass Vodka consists of three simple ingredients: potatoes, water and yeast.
Each bottle of Sweet Grass Vodka contains a single strand of sweetgrass: purchased from the local Gullah Geechee artisans in the Charleston City Market in bushels, cut to size, washed and sanitized, dried and bottled by hand.
“There’s a piece of Charleston in every bottle.”
The Sweetgrass Lounge is the official flagship of Sweet Grass Vodka and opened its doors in downtown Charleston within The Refinery just before November 2022.
The Lounge was built out by Flyway Construction, designed by Ross Ritchie of Loyal Architects and Olivia T.M. Brock of Torrance Mitchell Designs, and features a textured wall finish by artist Emily Pope Harris.
The Sweetgrass Lounge is an elevated, coastal-decadent tasting room and soon to be bottling facility for Sweet Grass Vodka.
The food menus at The Sweetgrass Lounge were imagined by George Kovach to reflect modern, upscale light bites with Southern flare.
50+ years of combined beverage and spirits expertise
For over 20 years, Brian has been a noteworthy leader in technology solutions, corporate IT, and organizational structure.
He describes himself as more of a coffee aficionado than vodka connoisseur.
That is probably for the best, making him the sharp, sober mind at the helm of our distillery.
Coming from several successful entrepreneurial ventures and prominent leadership roles at companies such as Thomson Reuters, The Bradford Group, and LaSalle Solutions, Brian brings the experience to take Sweet Grass Vodka from a local distillery in SC to a global spirits brand.
When he is not behind the steering wheel of Sweet Grass, Brian is an amateur race car driver. Hence, we have full confidence in his ability to make the right decisions in the heat of the moment.