Tropical Distillers has announced they are opening a distillery in Miami toward the later part of 2021.
The Miami-based company will open its distillery in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Allapattah at 2141 NW 10th Avenue. This distillery will offer guests a premium experience just a few feet away from the famous Wynwood Arts District. J.F. Haden’s Mango Liqueur, which is the first spirit to market from Tropical Distillers, will be featured at the distillery. It’s a first-of-its-kind liqueur made from all-natural home-grown Florida mangoes. Crafted without any preservatives, acritical colors, or flavor, the brand is also launching its newest flavor, J.F. Haden’s Citrus Liqueur.
This opening will be a joint venture for Tropical Distillers, including CEO Buzzy Sklar, the newest partners and former NFL pros Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, luxury realtor Kim Rodstien, and industry vet Andrew Siegel.
The new fully functioning distillery will also be home to J.F. Haden’s Craft Liqueurs headquarters.
“With the recent growth and buzz surrounding Miami as a new business hub, and my 30 plus years of experience in the hospitality industry, we are very excited about the potential success and feel the timing is perfect to be opening up the only distillery in the City of Miami.”
– CEO Buzzy Sklar
At 8,000 square feet, the distillery will include an in-house cannery, a beautiful bar, and a tasting room that’s been designed with colorful vintage wallpaper, giving it an old-school Florida vibe. The distillery will also offer a gift shop with branded merchandise. Presenting daily premium tastings and behind-the-scenes tours, the distillery will showcase its meticulous small batching production process. Guests can even indulge at the bar and sip on a signature J.F. Haden’s Liqueur cocktail or enjoy snacks from the various featured food trucks.
Tropical Distillers will also offer branded tour buses available to book for private parties. When not in use, the bus will cruise around Miami, offering pick-ups to the distillery. Since the launch of the brand in 2020, they have been picked up by national distributors like RNDC. They are currently available in over 1,000 bars, restaurants, and retail stores.