We distill quality rum that corrupts even the purest of taste buds.

 

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Jenna is our Rum Ambassador. When she’s not treating patients for physical therapy, you can find her drinking Pure Corruption® mojitos on the boat with her husband and yellow lab. Though seldom seen on the distillery floor, she helps with some of the behind the scenes activities for Swamp Fox.

Kristen is an East Carolina Graduate - so it only makes sense why she loves rum… Argh! When she’s not working, you can find her in Pendleton helping out at the distillery, on the family pontoon, or hanging out with her adorable niece and nephew.

A Wisconsin native, Peg met Ernie in Aspen, CO. Peg is retired, which allows her to spend time with her two grandbabies and help out at Swamp Fox. She enjoys traveling with Ernie and hanging out with family, friends, and their dog, Berkeley.

About Us

Pure Corruption® Rum was born out of the desire to handcraft the finest pot distilled rum with a bold statement.  Distilled in a custom handmade Alembic copper pot still, Pure Corruption® Rum is made from the perfect combination of Louisiana raw sugar and blackstrap molasses, combined with a proprietary rum yeast from the Caribbean, which all together produces a very smooth and flavorful Caribbean style rum.  As the “Pure Corruption®” name implies, our rums are a bit bolder and stronger than comparable rums.

Berkeley has the important job of greeting all the customers and keeping guard over them while they enjoy our rum. He will never turn down a belly rub or treat and enjoys all the attention that he gets from

our visitors!

Ernie is our CRO (Chief Rum Officer) with a love for all things rum. He built our first-class rum distillery from scratch, making some of the finest, smoothest rum in the country. During his free time, he enjoys family time on the lake and working on building projects.

This is our spiced rum.  Using Naked as our base, proofed to 96, this rum is infused with 11 spices, a majority of which we obtain from Green Heart Awakening, the local tea and spice store in Pendleton.  All the added spices give it a very bold and flavorful taste.  Great with Coke, neat, on the rocks, or hot apple cider.

This is our White Rum.  Basically, naked rum right out of the still.  While it comes out of the still at an average of 155 proof, we proof our Naked rum down to a pleasant 90 proof.  It is considered a “Heavy Rum”, which is much more flavorful than other “light rums”. Naked has hints of butterscotch and toffee.  Great with Coke or root beer, and outstanding in a Mojito.

This is our spiced rum.  Using Naked as our base, proofed to 96, this rum is infused with 11 spices, a majority of which we obtain from Green Heart Awakening, the local tea and spice store in Pendleton.  A much bolder and flavorful spiced rum than typically available commercial spiced rums.  Great with Coke, neat, on the rocks, or hot apple cider.

This is our White Rum.  Basically, naked rum right out of the still.  While it comes out of the still at an average of 155 proof, we proof our Naked rum down to a pleasant 90 proof.  It is considered a “Heavy Rum”, which is much more flavorful than other “light rums”. Naked has hints of butterscotch and toffee.  Great with Coke or root beer, and outstanding in a Mojito.

The Swamp Fox Distilling Family

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Ernie

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Berkeley

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Peg

This is our dark rum.  Using Naked as our base, proofed to 90, we caramelize raw sugar adding that and molasses back in after distillation to obtain a sweeter caramel taste and soft mouth feel.  Great with juices and punches, and makes a great Dark and Stormy with ginger beer.

This is our dark rum.  Using Naked as our base, proofed to 90, we caramelize raw sugar which we add back into the rum after distillation along with molasses to obtain a sweeter caramel taste and soft mouth feel. Great with juices and punches, and makes a delicious Dark and Stormy with ginger beer.

This is our vanilla rum.  Using Naked as our base, we proof to 60, then infuse it with 100 fresh whole Madagascar vanilla beans for over a month.  The result is a super smooth and easy drinking rum.  Great with Coke, Root Beer, Cream Soda, or straight.

This is our vanilla rum.  Using Naked as our base, we proof to 60, then infuse it with 100 fresh whole Madagascar vanilla beans for over a month.  The result is a super smooth and easy drinking rum.  Great with Coke, root beer, cream soda, or straight.

This is our cinnamon flavored rum.  Using naked as our base, we proof this rum to 90, then infuse it with fresh cinnamon sticks and a small amount of crushed red pepper. Fox’s Fire has a refreshing pure cinnamon taste with no added sweeteners. You can create a “Firestorm” by mixing it with ginger beer, or mix it with Coke, orange juice, root beer, or pretty much any of your favorite mixes.

This is our cinnamon flavored rum.  Using naked as our base, we proof this rum to 90, then infuse it with fresh cinnamon sticks and a small amount of crushed red pepper. Fox’s Fire has a refreshing pure cinnamon taste with no added sweeteners. You can create a “Firestorm” mixing it with ginger beer, or mix it with Coke, orange juice, root beer, or pretty much any of your favorite mixes.

This is our coconut rum.  Using naked as our base, we proof the rum to 60, then infuse it with fresh organic coconut that we personally toast to perfection.  To compliment the coconut, we slightly sweeten it with raw sugar.  Our Toasted Coconut rum is the perfect balance of pure coconut and subtle sweetness, just as if you were to bake fresh coconut in the oven. It mixes well with Coke and juices, or combine it with Cream Soda to create a Mounds candy bar.

"Pure Corruption®" Naked Rum

This is our White Rum.  Basically, naked rum right out of the still.  While it comes out of the still at an average of 155 proof, we proof our Naked rum down to a pleasant 90 proof.  It is considered a “Heavy Rum”, which is much more flavorful than other “light rums”. Naked has hints of butterscotch and toffee.  Great with Coke or root beer, and outstanding in a Mojito.

Naked

This is our coconut rum.  Using naked as our base, we proof the rum to 60, then infuse it with fresh organic coconut that we personally toast to perfection.  To compliment the coconut, we slightly sweeten it with raw sugar.  Unlike other coconut rums that are syrupy sweet, our Toasted coconut it the perfect balance of pure coconut and subtle sweetness.  Just like baking coconut in the oven.  Mixes well with Coke and juices.  Mix it with Cream Soda to create a Mounds candy bar.

This is our Clemson Tigers tribute rum.  Using Naked as our base, we proof it to 100, and then infuse fresh orange zest and whole Madagascar vanilla beans in a barrel over time.  The result is a very citrusy and smooth delightful rum.  Great neat or on the rocks.  Combine with Cream Soda to make a Dreamsicle or use in place of Triple Sec for a top shelf Margarita.

"Pure Corruption®" Dark Side Rum
The Dark Side
"Pure Corruption®" Sinfully Spiced Rum

This is our spiced rum.  Using Naked at the based, proofed to 96, this rum is infused with 11 spices, a majority of which we obtain from Green Heart Awakening, the local tea and spice store in Pendleton.  A Much bolder and flavorful spiced rum than typically available commercial spiced rums.  Great with Coke, neat, on the rocks, or hot apple cider.

Sinfully Spiced

This is our cinnamon flavored rum.  Using naked as our base, we proof this rum to 90, then infuse it with fresh cinnamon sticks and a small amount of crushed red pepper.  Unlike other cinnamon spirits that heavily sweeten them to taste artificial or like candy, Fox’s Fire just has a refreshing pure cinnamon taste.  Create a “Firestorm” mixing it with ginger beer, or mix it with Coke, orange juice, root beer, or pretty much any of your favorite mix’s.

"Pure Corruption®" All In Rum

This is our Clemson Tigers tribute rum.  Using Naked as our base, we proof it to 100, and then infuse a boat load of fresh orange zest and whole Madagascar vanilla beans in a barrel over time.  The result is a very citrusy and smooth delightful rum.  Great neat or on the rocks.  Combine with cream soda to make a Dreamsicle or use in place of Triple Sec for a top shelf Margarita.

All In
"Pure Corruption®" Vanilla Rum
Vanilla
"Pure Corruption®" Fox's Fire Rum
Fox's Fire
"Pure Corruption®" Toasted Coconut Rum
Toasted Coconut
 
 
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Kristen

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Stefanie

Stefanie is a two-time Clemson grad, mom of two, and “retired” high school math teacher. When she’s not curating cocktails at Swamp Fox and ordering merchandise, she’s home soaking up all the snuggles!

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Jenna

MERCHANDISE

While you are in enjoying a drink during your next visit make sure to take a look at our Swamp Fox Distilling and Pure Corruption® Rum merchandise. We would love for you to take a piece of us with you to share with your friends and family. Oh! And if you visit us on one of our trivia nights we have been known to give some great prizes away.

Hours:
Thursday - Friday - Saturday
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Contact Us:
128 Exchange Street, Historic Downtown Pendleton, SC
Phone: (864) 502-3080
Email: info@swampfoxdistilling.com
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