On April 15, a new tradition began at St. Augustine Distillery with the first-ever Local Appreciation Day. In an effort to give back to its city and community, St. Augustine Distillery offered all residents of St. Johns County a free, full-sized cocktail mixer with the purchase of any 750-milliliter bottle of spirits.
For the last three months, St. Johns County residents have embraced the opportunity to shop local and claim their free mixer, choosing from varieties including Old Fashioned, Florida Mule, Grapefruit Hibiscus, Tropical Tiki and Essential Tonic Mix.
With the event’s success, St. Augustine Distillery will host Local Appreciation Day every month. On the 15th of each month, St. Johns County residents can visit St. Augustine Distillery’s retail shop at 112 Riberia St. in St. Augustine and take advantage of the promotion. The shop is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (bring St. Johns County ID).
St. Augustine is not just a part of the distillery’s name, but an integral piece of the company’s identity. Founded in 2013, St. Augustine Distillery creates world-class whiskey, rum, vodka and gin by hand inside a historic ice plant, which was repurposed to continue serving the community. Their company has also built partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and other local initiatives.
St. Augustine Distillery is also a partner of Sing Out Loud Festival, a music and arts festival showcasing local talent, which will take place in September around St. Augustine. This year’s lineup features superstars like TLC, Mayday Parade and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, and St. Augustine Distillery will host a free event with cellist Ben Sollee on Friday, Sept. 17.
For more information about Local Appreciation Day, go to www.staugustinedistillery.com.
The St. Augustine Distillery is a locally founded and community-owned craft distillery. For more information about the distillery, call (904) 825-4962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.