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Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Fascinating lesson in rum making

We had a great time at this place. Our guide Richard was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Had no idea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

Fantastic time! I dont count myself as a big “rum” person, but this place was delightfully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sanford, North Carolina
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Free Tour's at 1pm 3pm and 4pm and now MOJITO CLASS Monday, weds, Friday and Sat 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...more
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105 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-6626
+1 305-294-1441
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at this place. Our guide Richard was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Had no idea rum went through so many processes. We had several samples but still managed to find our way home! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic time! I dont count myself as a big “rum” person, but this place was delightfully informative in a friendly and fun tasting! I got at least six comparisons and really could distinguish them as the way the bartender, so to speak, described their ingredients...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, when visiting/vacationing a area I always like trying local products and the key west first legal rum distillery was on my list of places to go on my visit to key west. I prefer non spiced rum and they have one one I taste...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing on my mind when I booked our trip to Key West and the Bahamas, was finding some good rum to take back home with me. I did some searching and stumbled upon this place. I read some reviews, and looked at some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasted just a tiny sip of Bad Bit#(( and it was ok. My husband tasted the unfiltered and it was OK. The tour was a little canned and you need to buy a tasting if you want to taste more than one (they'd probably sell...More

Thank ASWolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only rum I had a hard time enjoying was the coffee flavored one and even then it was still good (I'm not an espresso fan at all)! The history lessons that were offered, particularly that of Spanish Marie, were great! I enjoyed hearing the...More

Thank Flyer234312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

wonderful little refinery. take a tour of the refinery then taste a sample. they do have mixing rum, which is very tasty, but the 105 proof rum is for sipping only. very mellow. reminds me of Mount Gay Very Old Rum.

Thank mel s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I tasted a total of four rums here, two light and two dark. I wasn't too impressed but that is my opinion only. I like bold rums (Siesta Key Rum and Lyons Distilling out of St. Michaels, MD). My husband wasn't impressed either.

Thank Casey C
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do for any rum lovers in the Keys! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their product. I highly recommend doing the sampling where you buy the shot glass. Left with 4 bottles to take home!

Thank Tim R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After seeing the review on Trip Advisor I was looking forward to visiting the distillery. When we arrived it was a little confusing on the taste testing - it was explained that you could buy a tasting glass for $10 or a flask and then...More

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September 20, 2018|
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
August 26, 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 :)
November 12, 2017|
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