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Barrels filled with Key West's Best Rums from Key West Legal Rum
close up of bottles of Key West Legal Rums including Bad Bitch Rum & Key West Raw Raw

A SPLASH OF RUM

LIFE IS BETTER WITH

We all flow with different currents, but there's one thing that unites us: our love for the ocean. At Key West Legal Rum, we embrace the power of being Salt-Cured and believe life is just better with a splash of rum.

Chef Distilled in Key West

RUMS

& SPIRITS

ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS

TWICE THE PROOF =

MORE FOR YOUR POUR

TOP SHELF,

SMALL BATCH RUMS

Key West Rums - First Legal Rum Distillery
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Key West First Legal Rum owner and distiller Paul Menta gesturing to a still while explaining how he distills rums on a distillery tour

Visit | Learn | Buy Rum

DISTILLERY

Learn and experience the distilling process firsthand on our FREE tours. Bring the whole family (and your dog!) to enjoy FREE samples of rums and spirits at our two on-site bars, purchase bottles to go, and shop for merchandise.

Paul Menta - Distiller of Key West Legal Rums
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Distiller & Chef

PAUL MENTA

Culinary gangster, kiteboard enthusiast, and community legend, Paul's passion for the ocean infuses every aspect of our brand. He's all about charting his own course - in the kitchen and on the water.

Paul Menta, Key West Legal Rums owner salt curing a barrel
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Key West First Legal Rum owner and distiller Paul Menta holding a barrel in the Key West waters showing how he salt cures his rums

Rums Salt-Cured in the Atlantic

OUR PROCESS

Our rums are salt-cured right here in Key West, a process that's entirely unique to our distillery. We take a new American oak barrel down to the ocean, fill it with fresh seawater, and let it swell up overnight. Once the barrel dries out, a delightful salt residue remains that opens up the wood's pores, allowing fantastic flavors to seep into the rum.

We're More Than Just Rum

WE'RE A MOVEMENT

Our fusion of chef expertise with the art of distillation is more than a mere endeavor; it's a flavorful revolution that pays homage to the vibrant history and culture of the Conch Republic.

Key West First Legal Rum owner and distiller Paul Menta standing by the World's Largest Key Lime Pie

OUR ISLAND
COMMUNITY

The island’s slogan “One Human Family” embodies more than just a core value; it defines our way of life.

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Key West Legal Rum's Old Sour Key Lime Sauce bottles showing we make more than rums

SAUCES, RUM CAKES
& MERCH

Our culinary background and fresh ingredients ensure all products capture the vibrant flavors of Key West.

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Key West Legal Rum owner Paul Menta at the Jimmy Buffet celebration he helped organize

IT'S 5 O'CLOCK IN
KEY WEST

Our Second Line Procession in honor of Jimmy Buffett is now an annual celebration. Join us!

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