Posted in 2017, Aging, Food, Travel, Yes

Florida Distillery

On Amelia Island we found a distillery that makes a variety of alcohol, not at all like moonshine, but a small operation that has only been around for a couple of years.  So on a bright sunny morning we decided to go in for a tasting.  What a great way to start a day of touristy activity.

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Never having been in a distillery before, I was pleasantly surprised.  Marlin & Barrel make some very unique products that are not widely distributed, yet.  Very much like a craft beer they use local Florida product as much as possible.  Each bottle I saw had the above saying about finding your Spirit.

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The grapefruit cello is made from Florida grown fruit as is the orange cello, at this time no lemon cello, but who knows.  This has a wonderful mild taste and the grapefruit cello mixed with a sparkling white wine is perfectly delicious.

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With various flavored vodka on shelves everywhere, this is quite interesting.  First not a potato vodka but molasses flavored with smoked pepper.  In a Bloody Mary this adds a certain amount of heat from the pepper.  Lovely.

Other products are their rums and some souvenirs.  Very much a hand operation with filling bottles and putting on labels with the batch number on the label!  They have plans for more product and only a few places to purchase their product.  This is not a place to miss.  I consume about 4 drinks a year and I purchased what should be a 3 year supply and can’t wait to go back for more.

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