Small Batch Miami Club Rum
January 14, 2013 | Food & Drink News
Produced locally, Miami
Club Rum offers distinct
You’d think with all the drinking that goes on in Miami, we would have had a distillery here long ago. Stepping up is Miami Club Rum, a relatively small-batch operation housed in Wynwood, which started production this year and is now providing 305-based white rum to establishments such as nearby Sugarcane, The Electric Pickle Company, and Wood Tavern, as well as Zuma and Abbracci. Founder and master distiller Matt Malone was inspired by his wife’s family, fifth-generation rum producers based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Malone’s rum is made with molasses produced with Florida sugarcane, and he adds a Miami touch: Each batch contains French oak curls and is showered with loud salsa music for 90 days—he claims the vibration releases flavor from the curls, enhancing the natural chemistry of the aging process. Tours and tastings by appointment, 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-9994
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