Striped Pig Distillery Receives National Women’s Enterprise Certification


The award-winning Local Choice Spirits, a woman-owned company, has achieved WBENC (National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification), confirming that the company is owned, operated and controlled by a woman. Although Local Choice Spirits has always been a woman-owned and operated business, certification is an important recognition that will allow Local Choice Spirits to participate in new ventures and open up opportunities for expansion beyond Charleston, especially in markets and places such as Disney World. , which have stipulations to work with female-owned businesses, as much of the industry is dominated by male-owned businesses. Local Choice Spirits plans to get more of its products, including its Striped Pig Distillery (SPD) products, into premier spaces, which will also allow Charleston’s craft distilling scene to be more recognized across the board. other parts of the country. Awarded as Charleston’s First Distillery Since Prohibition and SC Producer of the Year, SPD is proud to be Kosher Certified, the only SC Distillery with this distinction, to hold USDA Organic certified products and, as of now, to be the only woman certified. distillery belonging to the region.

Striped Pig Distillery has been focused on creating exceptional spirits since its inception in 2013, sourcing the finest ingredients from local farms, adding organic certification and OK Kosher certification and spirits to its lineup, and offering unique drinking experiences that exemplify its high standards, such as its recent limited release of Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon. Achieving WBENC certification reflects the continuation of Local Choice Spirits and Striped Pig Distillery’s legacy as a small, woman-owned family business committed to innovative, premium spirits that support, celebrate and enrich. the local community and beyond.

“We continue to add additional trustmarks to our products as they can be extremely useful indications of quality for consumers, and we believe that many customers will appreciate the certifications to help them choose the companies and products that they wish to support. We are also excited about the avenues WBENC certification will open up for us,” said Pixie Paula Dezzutti, CEO. “As a Pixie myself, I look forward to seeing our products in the Magic Kingdom!”

The prestigious local distillery celebrates its 9th anniversary this year, marking its tenure as Charleston’s oldest distillery. The award-winning, female-owned family business was recently recognized as ‘SC Distillery of the Year’ and ‘SC Producer of the Year’ at the New York International Spirits Awards. Known for its exceptionally good spirits, the Pig has won numerous awards for its core range of spiced rum, gin and vodka at the most influential and respected spirits competitions internationally. As a small local business, SPD aims to work with and support the local community. During the pandemic, they produced and donated hand sanitizer, using waste from the local brewery, to meet the needs of local organizations. Along with their partner Local Choice Spirits, launched by Pixie in 2010 and parent to award-winning diversity brands, they help give back to veterans and local causes and organizations through their Sip & Share platform. Most recently, they co-hosted the Best Medicine Brigade’s Tri-County Veterans Support Network fundraiser, raising nearly $40,000 for local veterans. Striped Pig Distillery has been in the news over the past year, for launching Charleston’s first Bottled in Bond Bourbon, as well as releasing the first bourbon on the blockchain.

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