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Siesta Key!!

We had a wonderful day learning about Florida-made spirits. Drum Circle Distillery is an amazing operation that is cranking out the award winning Siesta Key Rum. We’re putting all the details together and can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned.

In case you were wondering, Siesta Key Rum is named after a tiny island across Roberts Bay from Sarasota. Siesta Key (the island) has a funky vibe much like Key West and lays claim to the Best Beach in America.

Those who live and vacation in Sarasota have long recognized Siesta Key Beach as a natural treasure. The rest of the world was let in on the secret when Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” announced his annual list of America’s top 10 beaches last week.  Siesta Key won top prize.

Siesta Key Beach is an eight-mile-long crescent-shaped barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its powdery white sand, which is comprised of 99 percent pure quartz and stays relatively cool, no matter how high the temperature rises. Siesta Key Beach also attracts visitors and locals with its clear blue water; a laid-back ambiance; a wide array of bars, restaurants and shops; and accommodations ranging from casual to luxurious.

Dr. Leatherman has selected the Top 10 Beaches annually since 1991. Fifty criteria are used to evaluate beaches, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management.

The consensus among our group is that award-winning rum goes very well with an award-winning beach!! More to come.  Next stop, Florida Caribbean Distillers in Lake Alfred for a taste of Ron Carlos Rum.