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Our name is derived from a beautiful love story,

and we all love a good love story...

A Choctaw woman, an English trader, an improbable affair, and a daring escape.

A race against all odds for her to save him from a Cherokee attack.

This is the stuff of legends, a legend born in South Carolina, like us.

Our original distillery rests on a piece of the very land that the woman, Isaqueena, raced across to save the love of her life. And like her, we're driven by a great passion: a labor of love to create the best local spirits that are nothing short of legendary.


Meticulously watched over, nurtured over time, at Six & Twenty, we pour our heart and soul into every batch, barrel, and bottle, making our spirits crafted by hand & heart!

Meet The Team


David Raad

founder & CEO

Six & Twenty Distillery founder David Raad, better known as DR, began his journey in 2011 with a dream to build a company that embodied the uniqueness of upstate South Carolina. David is passionate about our products and process, and loves to share that passion with others. Stop by the still-house to meet the face behind your favorite Six & Twenty Distillery spirits!

Drink of choice: an Old Money Manhattan


Tony Roberts

Sales director

Tony comes to us with 28 years of experience in sales and management which began in 1994 with Ben Arnold Heritage Beverage Co. He lives on the coast of SC with his wife of 24 years. They are high school sweethearts and have two children. Outside of work he enjoys sporting activities such as golf and softball. 

Drink of Choice: Old Money topped with ginger beer

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Carlos Garza

upstate sc sales 

Carlos has 17 years experience in bartending and the service industry in general. He recently moved to Greenville from Texas in order to be closer to family.  So far, he is loving all of the things Greenville has to offer outside of work, especially all the good food and outdoor activities he can enjoy with his dog, Nero. 

Drink of Choice: 5-Grain Bourbon on the rocks


Calvin Hunt

Production manager

Calvin graduated from Full Sail University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in recording arts. He has been with Six & Twenty since 2020. He initially held a retail position but was quickly pulled into production. He takes pride in expanding his skills with the art of distillation and strives to bring you the best quality product possible. He lives in Easley, SC with his fur babies and enjoys spending his free time outdoors filming nature or indoors playing and producing music.

Drink of Choice: 5-Grain Bourbon neat


Pamela Minnick

events manager

Pam's varied professional background includes event planning for the fashion industry, most notably Belk and Dillards.  In addition, she has used her skills to fundraise while sitting on the board for several non-profit organizations.  While organizing one of these fundraisers, she was introduced to Six & Twenty and the rest is history!  She loves living in Greenville and exploring all the city has to offer along with her two dogs, Figg and Petunia. 

Drink of Choice: Heirloom Rye Vodka with a splash of water and lime


Jordan McKinney

Bar manager

Info coming soon!

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Vincent Johnson

Packaging Manager

Info coming soon!


Kasey Minnick

Retail & operations manager

Kasey has a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from UNC Asheville and a background in managing equine facilities and nonprofit organizations. In addition to working for Six & Twenty, she currently lives on and runs a small private farm in Landrum. Outside of work you can usually find her outdoors, hiking in the mountains with friends and her rescue mini horse or huddled on her back porch with a good book.

Drink of Choice: Old Money on the rocks




Meet Mindy, the four-legged superstar who has taken the craft spirits industry by storm! Born with a passion for people and a love for fine spirits, Mindy's journey from a playful pup to a prominent figure in the distillery world is truly remarkable. In her role as Director of Barketing, Mindy's responsibilities go far beyond the typical doggy duties. Mindy has an uncanny ability to make everyone feel at home, creating a unique and inviting atmosphere for patrons and visitors. She uses her keen sense of smell and incredible diplomacy to provide the distiller with just the right amount of supervision, assistance, and support to ensure that every batch and bottle meet her exacting standards. Her infectious enthusiasm and unwavering dedication to her job have made her an indispensable part of the Six and Twenty family.

Drink of choice: perfectly chilled distilled water

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