Miami’s First Rum Distillery in Wynwood

Miami Club Rum

Miami Club Rum

MIAMI: THE DE FACTO CAPITAL of the Caribbean and Latin America. It’s also the rum capital of the United States.

But in the 116 years since it was incorporated, there has never been a rum officially produced in the Magic City.

That is, until now.

Thanks to Matt Malone, the city has its first fully-functioning rum distillery in the hip neighbourhood of Wynwood near downtown Miami.

Malone is something of a rum neophyte, but still maintains serious credentials: the family of his wife, a native of Puerto Rico, has been making Puerto Rico’s Ron Caneca for generations and generations.

And Malone has brought that heritage and history to Miami Club Rum, producing a white rum in a small industrial space in a Miami area known more for art galleries than for sugarcane.

But there’s more to Miami Club Rum. Many rums these days are infused: with coconut, with coffee, even with beets (although we don’t much like the latter).

Miami Club Rum, in true Miami fashion, is infused with music.

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