Located in the heart of St. Augustine is a distillery where small batch whiskey, rum, gin and vodka are handcrafted to perfection. The St. Augustine Distillery is housed in the historic Ice Plant building, rich with history and utilizes locally sourced ingredients for their spirits.
When you enter the St. Augustine Distillery, the first thing you notice is the authentic brick and stunning historic structure. The building where the St. Augustine Distillery is located is the former FP&L Ice Plant, part of St. Augustine’s ﬁrst power and ice complex.
Tours of the St. Augustine Distillery are completely free, however you must get a ticket when you check in because they limit the number of people on the tour. The tour lasts about 30 minutes and that includes a special tasting of many of their spirits.
Throughout the tour you’ll see the bottling area and learn about how St. Augustine Distillery crafts their small batch bourbon, gin, vodka and rum. The warehouse where the equipment and barrels are stored isn’t climate controlled so if you visit in the summer be prepared for it to be warm.
After you tour the production facility you’ll move inside to a bar that’s set up for tasting. St. Augustine Distillery is very generous with their tastings. You’ll get to try a variety of their signature drinks and learn a little more about their cocktail mixers.
The offering of cocktail samples varies by day, but St. Augustine Distillery does a great job showcasing a variety of their different spirits. After you taste their prepared cocktails you’re invited to the bar in the gift shop area where you can sample even more of their small batch spirits.
The last stop on your tour and tasting is the gift shop. St. Augustine Distillery has a great gift shop where you can purchase all of their products along with other gifts cocktail enthusiasts will love. Should you arrive when tours are full, you can still visit the gift shop area to pick a few things up. If you’re looking for a fun and educational distillery tour (and complimentary tasting) in North Florida, be sure to check out the St. Augustine Distillery.