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Siesta Key Rum

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Address: 2212 Industrial Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234-3120
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+1 941-702-8143
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

At our Sarasota, Florida distillery our spirits are hand-crafted from start...

At our Sarasota, Florida distillery our spirits are hand-crafted from start to finish in small batches using only the finest ingredients and hands-on distillation in a copper pot still.

Our distillery is open for free tours and tastings. You must pre-register on our website or by phone to attend tours.

Our gift shop/tasting room is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 5.

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Siesta key toasted coconut Rum

We went to buy this #1 rum in the international Rum contest and found that we could only was allowed 2 bottles per person so we are going back in 2017 to by two more it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bruce W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to buy this #1 rum in the international Rum contest and found that we could only was allowed 2 bottles per person so we are going back in 2017 to by two more it's very smooth and is very good if mixed with orange and pineapple juice we met the owner and he give us an very educational... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had never heard of this place but after seeing it on a HGTV episode we decided to visit this place. We were so surprised to find about 50 people there to hear speakers talk about their "rum" including the owner. First when you get there you are welcomed into the tasting room. Not just one taste but as many... More 

Thank MarkeyinMichigan
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drum Circle Distilling knows how to put out the welcome mat! The tasting room is immediately adjacent to the distilling equipment, which is mostly beautiful, shiny copper. Dave handled the first segment of the tour, to cover the history of this rum and all the awards it has won. Troy, the owner, then stepped in to explain the distilling and... More 

Thank Amy G
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

The distillery tour is free (register ahead: Drum Circle Distillery) and only operates on certain days of the week at specific times. On our tour, we had approximately 50 people. The speakers, including one of the founders/owners, provided a lot of interesting information about the making of the Siesta Key Rum. Their voices were loud (no amplification), some seating is... More 

Thank leisurebug2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

excellent rum, wonderful experience--unexpected venue--don't expect alot, nice experience if you like rum

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We found out on Trip Advisor that this was a free Rum Tasting Room. Wow, the staff was very friendly and the samples were paired with Pineapple Juice and/or Vernors Ginger Ale or you could drink them straight. Very nice flavors - we opted for the Spicy Rum and the Coconut Rum, but the regular rum was good too! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited Siesta Key Rum distillery on vacation. The tour was great and lasted about an hour. The speakers were very knowledgeable and the information was fantastic and interesting. This is a new distillery that is new (10 years old) but is also the oldest rum distillery in Florida. They have won multiple awards in rum creation. Very much enjoyed the... More 

Thank AdmiralBigGun
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Siesta Key Rum is made in Sarasota and has achieved national & international recognition. We took the 1 hour tour of the distillery, it was very informative and fun. Ted, the owner of the company gave the tour which included the company history as well as info describing the processes used to make the different flavors of rum. Best part... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

We were so happy we did this free tour. Siesta Key Rum has won many national and international awards! The owner personally gave us the history of his distillery. He told us all about how the rum is made and bottled. He was very interesting and encouraged questions from the audience. They gave free shots for tasting which could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

If you like great rum you will find it at Siesta Key Rum! Family owned & operated, they make some great rum in their small distillery in an industrial area a short drive from the beach. They hold free tours, which include free samples of their delicious rum. Check their website for dates & times & to preregister as they... More 

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