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Distillery Partners with KYV Farms—Folio Weekly

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St. Augustine Distillery Partners with KYV Farms to Grow a Rare Heirloom Sugar Cane for Premium Rum Production—Folio Weekly

The powerful sugar cane plant, grown in more than 100 countries, holds the “potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify energy supplies and create jobs,” according to And, luckily for Northeast Floridians, this ancient crop also helps create alcohol. That’s what St. Augustine-based entrepreneur and community advocate Philip McDaniel wants do with his latest venture, the St. Augustine Distillery. McDaniel has sunk blood, sweat, tears and a whole bunch of money into creating the area’s first craft spirits distillery. Read More…