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Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Good rum - iffy customer service

We were in the area the week between Christmas & New Years & stopped in. The gentleman manning the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2014
Tracey I
Milford, Delaware
As a rum drinker I can say they're making some fine spirits.

This trip to the Keys included a stop at the distillery and a flight of three tastes of some really... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2014
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Free Tour's at 1pm 3pm and 4pm and now Free MOJITO CLASS Monday thru Saturday at 4:30!Key wests first craft distillery in history for the Florida keys . Free rum tastings and tours are provided daily from 10pm-9pm Monday thru Sunday . Many types of...more
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105 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-6626
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We were in the area the week between Christmas & New Years & stopped in. The gentleman manning the samples area was chatty & busy labeling bottles. While he was friendly & explaining what he was doing, he refused to stop to do a sampling,...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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paulmenta, Owner at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Sorry you did not get more attention. A little history, we worked 1 year and half to get distillery open and got caught in goverment shut down, so we opened 21 st of December ....wow were we overwhelmed! Also the goverment had not given us...More

Reviewed 16 June 2014

This trip to the Keys included a stop at the distillery and a flight of three tastes of some really fine spirits. The distillery is small but the rum is huge (FANTASTIC)!! This isn't the off the shelf buy anywhere rum so take a bottle...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I'm a big rum guy and wanted to check out this place. I thought it was a neat little spot for just opening up. We tried all the rums and ended up buying two. I look forward to seeing this place in a couple years...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank sporttke
Reviewed 19 May 2014

After receiving incredibly bad service at another establishment I stopped in Key West First Legal Rum Distillery to grab a bottle of rum. I was greeted by "Doc" who was exceptionally friendly!!! After telling Doc about my experience at the other establishment he was very...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank TheSouthernExplorer
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Distillery was Awesome! Not only the history of the place but also the Rum itself. We did the taste test and that in itself was an education. Of course we had to buy the T-shirt, shot glass & Bottle of Rum. The downside? The...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Rosalie K
Reviewed 29 April 2014

In contrast the the rude service we received at the winery next door, we were warmly welcomed here and given a tasting of each of their products. We really enjoyed each one and can't wait for the vanilla one to come out.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

So glad we stopped in here, Doc was super friendly and very informative!! Rum was very good, can't wait to visit again so we can hopefully buy the key lime rum. Keep up the good work!

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank marianacci3
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped in prepared to buy a bottle or two of rum. One guy there absorbed in conversation with two other "customers/friends?" No visible product other than branded merchandise and a couple of food items. Literally ignored for 10 minutes and walked out empty handed. No...More

4  Thank Rhandylan
Reviewed 18 February 2014

So glad we stumbled upon this place! We learnt so much about rum and the way it's made, and as an extra bonus we got to try the new Key Lime rum which I believe is going to be available for sale soon (so look...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

As a rum drinker, I was very much looking forward to the opening of this distillery. Great idea, but they have a lot of work to do with regard to quality. I tasted all of the Rums and was surprised at how harsh the taste...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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Chris F
29 October 2018|
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Response from markhR6849EI | Reviewed this property |
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Response from TwoWheelsOnly | Reviewed this property |
We live in state and always drive down, so bringing it home isn't a problem, but in the event that they don't (and I would imagine they do), you can purchase online.
Chris F
27 August 2018|
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Response from paulmenta | Property representative |
Yes all under 21 persons are allowed as long as They are with a Adult :)