key west first legal rum distillery

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Key West First Legal Rum is open daily 10am till 8pm, Monday thru Friday, Saturdays 11 am to 7pm and Sundays 10 am to 6pm. Come visit us at 7 days a week at
105 Simonton Street, Key West, FLA.


Monday-Friday 1pm, 3pm, & 4pm

Saturday 1pm & 3pm 

Sunday 3 pm

Mojito Classes at 1:30 pm and4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Saturdays at 4:3o pm

Monday thru Friday daily at 1:30 pm and 4:30pm, Sat at 4:30 pm

Key West First Legal Mojito Classes are one of the true FREE Key West things to do. Key West First Legal Rum's FREE Mojitos Classes are a genuine Cuban-American experience not to be missed! We sailed to Cuba to learn the art of Mojito making, and now we share that art with YOU.

The history of Key West First Legal Rum distillery is worthy of the Rum we make and sell. 105 Simonton St is the original location of  

Jack's Saloon in 1900 and Key West's Original Coca Cola bottling company in 1903. Finally, 90 years after Prohibition, in 2012 Key West First Legal Rum opened its doors. Key West, legal Rum and Coca-Cola, together at last.

Key West First Legal Rum is made on premises at 105 Simonton St, with tours and retail daily. In true Key West island tradition, our chef distillers and the authentic Rum-making process happens everyday in front of guests, customers, and neighbors alike. Key West Rum is the Rum we live. Witness the process and talk with the actual chef distillers of Key West's First Legal Rum–since 2012.



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 We consider our self trained mojito masters. Why you ask?  We sailed to Cuba on the Schooner Wolf  and were the first Americans to Run Rum to Cuba. Now you would say it takes some huevous to bring rum from Key West to Cuba, as they have amazing rum. We wanted to say thank you for the 80 some years that they ran rum to Key West and the Florida Keys by buying them a round with ours! 

The bonus that was given to use by the Cuban people was training us how to make Cuban Mojitos, as they make the best. My name is Paul Menta, menta means "mint" in spanish so i better make a dam good one!

We went to the famous and not so famous bars, homes and drinking places and we shown the secrets with the techniques on how to make a Real Mojito!

We now share this information in classes with The Key West Mojito Rums we make. Our goal is to train you to make them and enjoy with your family and friends and be the place that "The Mojito Party" happens.