Back in 2012 a few industrious and rum loving folks had the wondrous idea to make a new rum and distill it right here in southwest Florida, Cape Coral to be exact. Utilizing Florida's very own sugar cane crops and other locally sourced ingredients, all of their rum is small batch, handcrafted using an American copper still pot. Rums are then placed into American Kentucky whiskey barrels and aged anywhere from 3 to 14 years. Wicked Dolphin is one of the most awarded craft distilleries in the USA and it's right here in southwest Florida!
One of the most unique rums that has ever been made, were thought up by these creative individuals. Imagine taking your prized, distilled beverage and submersing it on a sunken World War II Naval ship? Well, that's exactly what Wicked Dolphin did. See the video below for more.
This family run business produces award winning rum's which include gold medals from the International Rum Competition in Madrid.
If you are the curious type and have a taste for fine rum, everyone is welcome to see just how they do their magic during distillery tours on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. So, stop in and see them for a free Distillery tour and tasting! After the tour, enjoy "Wicked" samplings from the tasting room before browsing through the gift shop where you may take home your favorite flavors, distillery souvenirs and delicious recipes. Having taken this informative and informative tour (never knew how rum was made) the best part was the aging room. You can just smell the deliciousness.
One other advantage to having this treasure in our neighborhood, is that Key West Express proudly serves Wicked Dolphin Rum on-board our boats.