Key West is known for a few of its culinary delights: Cuban food, Key lime pie, and last but not least, its rum. The liquor you find here is made on island time, so you know it was distilled with care. Let our team at the Paradise Inn guide you to a few places to try the fruity, caramel, and golden drink that is Florida rum during your time in Key West. You’re sure to find a Key West rum distillery that you’ll want to visit again and again. 

Papa’s Pilar: Hemingway’s Key West Rum Distillery 

Created and established by Ernest Hemingway’s son and grandson, the company is inspired by their father’s adventurous spirit and named after his favorite ship, Pilar. By signing up for a tour of the Key West rum distillery, you’ll also get to try their blonde, dark, and specialty rum. By browsing their website, you can even find recipes for classic rum cocktails like daiquiris, old fashioned, and manhattans. Of course, use Hemingway rum to ensure the perfect drink! Even if you aren’t typically a rum drinker, but you are a Hemingway lover, try some of his Key West rum to emulate his spirit. 

Picture of a drink at a Key West Rum Distillery.Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

To immerse yourself in a little history during your outing, visit the first legal distillery opened after Prohibition. You’ll get to sample from the widest variety of rums that Key West has to offer, from rum finished with cinnamon leaf oil, rum aged in dark-roasted coffee bean or French oak barrels. Plus, mojito-making classes and tours are free in the afternoons. What could be better?

Return to the Best Key West Inn

After a few hours of hopping from one Key West rum distillery to the next, come and refresh at the Paradise Inn before you continue to explore Key West. Perhaps you’re hungry after all of the tastings, so check out a restaurant in Key West for dinner. Or, you want to see more of the island and hop on a trolley tour. No matter how you go on with your day and vacation, the Paradise Inn is here to help guide you to the best things to do in Key West. For more information, visit our website or give us a call at 877-819-4622.