Previously a vacant beachwear store, KBDG partnered with PMH Architects in converting the property into a distillery, emphasizing the prohibition era. Guests enter through the gift shop where greeted by their first “taste” of the Twelve 33 Distillery experience. The large tasting room walls are covered in various shades of aged wood planks throughout to warm and unite the space. We then added randomly placed “Spirits” slogans on the wood walls. The main focal point is the impressive 44 foot long bar. The back bar boasts a large glass window exposing the 500 gallon Germen Copper Still. Framing the view, are stacked whiskey barrels against a brick wall. Aged beams with round metal light fixtures extend the presence of the large bar. Two large custom iron chandeliers, with the Twelve 33 logo, welcome guests into the tasting area. Additional custom chandeliers are made from old reclaimed wood and the clients own whisky bottles anchoring a seating area. Windows are covered in copper Still silhouettes window film promoting the nostalgic atmosphere inside and out. A lounge area is highlighted by silent photo clips of various prohibition newsreels projected onto a nearby brick wall. A hidden doorway conceals a speakeasy lounge that evokes the core theme of prohibition ambiance through the use of worn leathers and crystal lighting.
Location: Little River, SC