King and Esquire Spirits

King Apple

In May of 1718, Blackbeard entered the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, onboard Queen Anne’s Revenge, and blockaded merchant ships as they were attempting to leave or enter the port. Blackbeard and his crew stole King George’s apple cider from a Ship that was attempting to leave the harbor to Great Britain. The King’s apple cider was mixed in mass amounts with spirits allowing the crew to party and create mayhem in Charleston, thus the mystical King Apple Moonshine was created. After some time hostages were released, and the legend of the King Apple Moonshine reached the steps of local Charleston pubs, but was unfortunately lost over time.

Almost 300 years later, in March of 2012, a local Charleston Esquire (lawyer), and entrepreneur stumbled across Blackbeard’s secret King Apple Moonshine recipe. Blackbeard’s crowned “King” spirit would be recreated for the masses to enjoy by the local Esquire, and King and Esquire (KandE) Vodka was born.

Sin of Men

Inspired by the Holy City and love of delicious tasting spirits, KandE expanded on the libation to include one that would fulfill the taste of pleasure seekers from the peninsula of the Holy City to every Pittsburgh Avenue. Sin of Men (say it fast) was born to capture the delight of sin in a bottle. Sin of Men entices the senses, teases the soul and captures the taste of lust or love.

Holy City Vodka

Birthed simultaneous behind Sin of Men, came, Holy City Charleston vodka, “the blessed spirit”, which would become KandE  Vodka’s ultimate tribute to the greatest city in the world.  Often hailed as the Holy City, Charleston, South Carolina gets its nickname from the prevalence of churches on its picturesque skyline. KandE Vodka hopes you enjoy King Apple Moonshine, Sin of Men and Holy City Charleston Vodka.