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The Business of Bourbon

02-16-2017

This article originally appeared in St. Augustine Social’s February/March 2017 issue.   You were already successful businessmen, why open a distillery? Philip McDaniel: In 2001, my brother and I sold our sales and marketing company, which we founded in the mid-1980’s. From 2001–2011, I was active in the community on a number of issues including recreation as… Read more

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Bourbon-Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe

01-22-2017

We gave Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger (a.k.a. Florida Chef) a bottle of our Florida Double Cask Bourbon and she made this decadent Bourbon-Brown Sugar Bacon appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Tangerine Rosemary Gin Fizz Recipe

01-03-2017

We gave Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger (a.k.a. Florida Chef) a bottle of our New World Gin and she made a delicious Tangerine Rosemary Gin Fizz for the holidays. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients 2 oz. tangerine juice, fresh squeezed preferred 1 oz. St. Augustine Distillery New World Gin 1 oz. Simple syrup, or to… Read more

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The Tide: Casts and Casks

12-16-2016

Head Distiller, Lucas Smith, and Distillers Daniel Joslin and Danny Rodriguez are part of the St. Augustine Distillery team that released Florida’s first bourbon since Prohibition this fall under the guidance of Dave Pickerell, the former distillery manager of Maker’s Mark. The distillers are a tight knit crew with a deep appreciation for the bounty of both the land and sea.

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Apple Pie Rum Recipe

11-17-2016

We gave Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger (a.k.a. Florida Chef) a bottle of our Pot Distilled Rum and she made a delicious Apple Pie Rum for her upcoming holiday guests.

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From the Bar

11-11-2016

One thing we love doing is asking our favorite bartenders to create original cocktail recipes using our spirits, so when our new Florida Double Cask Bourbon came out, we teamed up with Jacksonville Magazine to feature four of Northeast Florida’s most talented mixologists.

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Co-founders Mike Diaz and Philip McDaniel. Photo by Dennis Ho.

Cocktails & Dreams

10-18-2016

Though the floors and décor are sparkling Old-World-made-new, the building has a timeless presence that draws from the era when calling something artisanal and locally sourced wasn’t about marketing, it was just a fact, back when everything was handcrafted, and ice was a prized commodity shipped down from the far north to be cut into blocks and sold in bulk from this very spot on Riberia Street in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville neighborhood.

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Birth of a Bourbon in Old City Life

09-30-2016

Old City Life magazine recently featured the release of our Florida Double Cask Bourbon on the cover of its October issue. It’s a great in-depth look into the nearly five-year-long journey of distilling the first bourbon to be put into barrel in the State of Florida since Prohibition.

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Bourbon Release Date Announced

08-25-2016

St. Augustine Distillery is proud to announce the official release date of its eagerly awaited Florida Double Cask Bourbon, the first bourbon to be put into barrel in the State of Florida since Prohibition.

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Vote St. Augustine Distillery in USA Today!

08-23-2016

St. Augustine Distillery is in the running to be named Best Craft Gin Distillery in America by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice for 2016. We are currently ranked #1 and need your help to clinch the victory!

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A1A Cocktail Trail Program Launches

08-03-2016

Taking the scenic route is the best way to travel along the coast of Florida, and now a stretch of A1A from Atlantic Beach to the north to historic St. Augustine to the south is even more enjoyable with the launch of the A1A Cocktail Trail.

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Barrel-Finished Gin Recipes

07-29-2016

Thyme with Rickey •  2 oz. Red Barrel-Finished Gin • 0.75 oz. lime juice •  0.75 oz. simple syrup •  2 dashes of angostura bitters Top with soda water and garnish with thyme and a lime wedge in a tall Collins glass.     The Rested Highball •  2 oz. White Barrel-Finished Gin •  0.5… Read more

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Florida Summer Bramble Recipe

07-12-2016

We gave Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger (a.k.a. Florida Chef) a bottle of our New World Gin and she made a delicious Florida Summer Bramble cocktail for her Fourth of July guests.

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Southern Living Names New World Gin “Best Gin in the South”

05-19-2016

Each year, the editors from Southern Living magazine canvas the Southern United States — from Atlanta to Austin — looking for the best of the best in artisan-made products. This year, those kind folks named our New World Gin among the top “Spirits and Mixers” in the 2016 Food Awards.

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Salted Rum Caramel Sauce Recipe

05-10-2016

We gave Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger a.k.a. Florida Chef a bottle of our Discovery Series Rum No. 4 and she made a delicious Salted Rum Caramel Sauce.

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In Defense of Vodka

04-20-2016

Tales of the Cocktail writer, Shelby Pope, recently wrote an article titled, “In Defense of Vodka,” where she featured a photo of our vodka bottle and the caption, “Hand crafted, locally made vodkas like St. Augustine Distillery’s Florida Cane Vodka are presenting bartenders with just one more reason to give the stigmatized spirit a second glance.”

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“Down to Earth”

03-07-2016

As the official spirit of Jacksonville Magazine’s Great Chefs VI, held on March 3rd at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Florida …

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“The Pepper Cane”

As the official spirit of Jacksonville Magazine’s Great Chefs VI, held on March 3rd at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Florida …

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A Nest for Odd Birds

02-19-2016

Meet Cesar Diaz. Cesar is one of St. Augustine Distillery’s brand ambassadors and one of the top bartenders in Florida. After relocating …

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Technique Video Series!

11-19-2015

St. Augustine Distillery’s new Technique Series videos, available on our YouTube channel, is a collection of videos on …

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Florida Red Snapper

Whether or not you are a fan of the famed Bloody Mary, the Red Snapper is an interesting twist to the traditional …

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The Persimmon Cocktail

11-04-2014

Holding the Latin name “food for the Gods,” persimmons have been a choice fruit for centuries throughout …

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