Free Tours
Copper pot stills at the St. Augustine Distillery

Craft Distilling Comes to First Coast—Business Journal

by St. Augustine Distillery

October 7, 2013

St. Augustine Businessmen Bringing Craft Distillery Rage to First Coast—Jacksonville Business Journal

Phil McDaniels and Mike DiazThe craft distillery under construction in St. Augustine brings to Northeast Florida a foodie fascination that’s booming in other areas of the country. Co-owners Philip McDaniel and Mike Diaz, both retired businessmen, were looking for another business venture about three years ago when they joined forces with St. Augustine entrepreneur Ryan Dettra, who had the idea for a Prohibition-era distillery and restaurant in the former ice plant building at 112 Riberia St., in the area known as Lincolnville, near the San Sebastian Winery. Read More…