Liqueur producer Tropical Distillers is set to open a new distillery and tasting room in Miami come December. Located in the Allapattah neighbourhood, the distillery will produce Tropical Distillers’ JF Haden’s Craft Liqueurs, which currently include JF Haden’s Mango Liqueur and JF Haden’s Citrus Liqueur.
The distillery is a joint venture between Tropical Distillers’ original brand partner and CEO Buzzy Sklar; new brand partners former NFL players Mike and Maurkice Pouncey; and luxury realtor Kim Rodstein.
“With the recent growth and buzz surrounding Miami as a new business hub, and my 30-plus years of experience in the hospitality industry, we are very excited about the potential success and feel the timing is perfect to be opening up the only distillery in the city of Miami,” said Sklar.
The 8,000 square foot space will include a fully automated craft distillery complete with an in-house cannery, a beautiful bar and tasting room decked out in colorful vintage wallpaper with old school Florida tropical touches throughout the space. In addition, the distillery will feature a retail and gift shop with branded merchandise and exclusive distillery only product from Tropical Distillers and J.F. Haden’s Craft Liqueurs.
The distillery will be open daily offering premium tastings and behind the scenes tours of the company’s meticulous small batching production process. The one-hour tours will be available in group or private sessions and will be able to be booked online. Following the tour, guests can indulge at the bar which will be serving up signature J.F. Haden’s craft liqueurs cocktails while kicking back and enjoying live music from local musicians on certain nights. Guests will also have the option to grab a bite from various featured food trucks.
The Tropical Distillers premium brand experience is complete with a branded tour bus that will be available to book for private events providing transportation to and from the distillery. When not being used for private events, the bus will be cruising around Miami offering pick ups to the distillery. In addition, the venue will be available for private and corporate events and will have parking accessible on-site as well as street parking.
For more information, head over to J.F. Haden’s official website.