Making Bourbon History on Florida’s Historic Coast

On November 23rd, the St. Augustine Distillery will launch its newest spirit which shows promise to win accolades along with the many awards already racked up by the Florida-based craft distillery.
 
The world’s first barrel-finished old fashion bourbon is named after the distillery’s home town of St. Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City. “The Saint” is a 114.4 proof, old-fashioned finished bourbon. The release is limited with only two barrels and priced at $199 in a decorative 750 ml bottle. Bottles are numbered and signed by the owners and distillers.
 
Unfiltered and barrel strength, The Saint is created by taking three-year old stocks of bourbon and finishing the spirit in barrels, which produced the distillery’s signature Old Fashioned Mix.
 
“This unique combination creates a barrel-strength bourbon that drinks like a 90 proof and tastes like it is 10 years old,” said St. Augustine Distillery CEO and co-founder Philip McDaniel. “Our first release of The Saint will be 2 barrels or about 550 bottles from the distillery gift shop and will go on sale Friday November 23rd. Bottles will be numbered and signed. 30 percent of the product has already been pre-ordered by our bourbon club members. We expect the remaining bottles to sell out quickly.”
 
A Gift of Holiday Spirits
 
Introduce everyone on your holiday list to a distinctive gift.  The company’s first holiday gift pack, the Old Fashioned Kit includes a 750ml Double Cask Bourbon (93.8 proof), with one engraved 10 oz. rocks glass, two sample bottles of the distillery’s Old-Fashioned Mix, and is priced at $60.  
 
In early December, the distillery will release its new flagship bourbon, Florida Straight Bourbon. The bourbon is aged for a minimum of three years in 53-gallon new oak barrels and is 88 proof. The bourbon will be priced at $50.
 
Award Winning Spirits
 
The St. Augustine Distillery was recently voted 2018 Best Whiskey Tour in North America. The distillery’s Old Port Finished Bourbon won a Triple Gold Medal in the 2016 MicroLiquor Awards. And the New World Gin brought home a Gold Medal from the San Francisco International Spirits Competition. 
 
Free Tours & Tastings
 
The Distillery operates from a historic building first opened in 1907 as the FP&L Ice Plant. Tours of this historic building includes an exhibit showing how the Ice Plant operated and how the Distillery makes its spirits using products from local and regional farms. The free daily tours are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include free tastings.
 
To learn more about the St. Augustine Distillery and the barrel-finished old fashion bourbon, visit www.staugustinedistillery.com or call 904-825-4962. Follow us on Instagram @StAugustineDistillery and Facebook @StAugustineDistilleryCompany.