ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY
Tourist and locals alike are visiting The Distillery- to tour, taste, and learn about hand crafted spirits right here in the oldest city. Vodka, gin, rum, and Florida’s first small batch bourbon are now being made in the restored historic ice plant on Riberia Street. Philip McDaniel and his partners are not only winning gold medals and historic preservation awards but also fostering local partnership with area farmers to grow the ingredients for the craft spirits they are distilling on site. Sustainability is a key to the business practices at The Distillery. This American traditional small batch hand crafted spirits production includes not only the use of local farm ingredients but also involves the reintroduction of heirloom cane stock. On KYV’s organic farm, heritage cane is growing and the community is participating in the hands on harvesting experience. Additional farm partners include local Wells Brothers Farm along with regional corn, honey, and citrus producers from the sunshine state. Water conservation is achieved through the installation of an environmentally responsible closed cooling system. The Distillery owners pride themselves on community involvement and keeping their business local.
Bottling is completed on site and when the label is applied you will see their farmer’s picture front and center. Free tours are available every 30 minutes and the tour includes a visit to the museum, the actual distillery floor, and a tasting with the option to purchase spirits and barware to make the perfect St. Augustine cocktail. Stop in at the Distillery and experience this award winning