Second City Distilling Company Opens Downtown
Second City Distilling Company, downtown Augusta’s first small-batch distillery, opened on Monday.
Second City, the second venture of the owners of distillery Carolina Moon in Edgefield, SC, is located at 4 Eighth St, which used to house Cafe 209.
The 6,000-square-foot building next to the Riverwalk houses Second City’s entire distilling operation, including a tasting room, retail space, mash room, distillation room and bottling room. According to the co-owner David Long, the distillery will have a wider variety of products than Carolina Moon, distilling whiskey, rum, vodka and gin along with moonshine.
The distillery also has a small bar, and visitors will be able to enjoy cocktails and flights.
Long said in an interview last year that Second City will be similar to Carolina Moon but “with a little bit of polish on it.”