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.

key west first legal rum distillery

KEY WEST FIRST LEGAL RUMS

 

Key West First Legal Rum Distillery is Key West's first legal rum distillery since Prohibition. Chef Paul Menta's award winning Key West rums are aged in Salt Cured Barrels using locally and naturally-sourced authentic food flavors–Key Lime, Coconut, Madagascar Vanilla crème brûlée–and Florida demerara sugar (never molasses) to produce a rum with flavor depths and aromatic heights worthy of the distinction: Chef Distilled®.

Bad Bitch Rum Spanish Marie
 

Details- Aged in French Oak Barrels that had Red wine and Salt Cured provide an amazing taste from the red wine tannins with a rich smooth finish and a note of caramel.  Spanish Marie was a Rum Runner who smuggled high proof rum from Cuba to Key West. It is said she would cut her glass of rum with some red wine ( no water on the boat to cut the strong rum!) 

 Watch her video here --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podQtsl7dmQ 

40% ALC./VOL (80 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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Aged Key West Raw and Unfiltered Rum

 

Details- We use Brand new American Oak Barrels{ we never use barrels that have had other whiskeys or bourbons in them)  with a number 3 char inside the barrel. We take the new barrel down the street to the ocean and fill it with fresh sea water. After the barrel swells over night, we drain out the ocean water and let it cure{ dry out}. This removes all the fresh water and leaves a salt residual that opens the pores of the wood letting it age better and remove the good flavors from the wood into the rum. We also notice a Ph change after 1 year that smooths the rum out even more. You get a flavorful aged rum with notes of fig, plum, vanilla and finishes with a pepper like taste in the mouth from the magnesium in the salt. Its a one of a kind rum that represents the Key West Style thats now become famous world wide. Never filtered after removed from the barrel you will see why Raw and Unfiltered is truly unique!

40% ALC./VOL (80 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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Chef's Rum Lines
 
We are Chefs first before Distillers. We source the best raw ingredients we can to provide the maximum flavor naturally with out any artificial ingredients or additives.  We Cook our own extracts and combine the Chef and the Distilling together in a harmony that products top quality Rums. Would you expect any less from a Chef? 
40% ALC./VOL (80 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

 

*Real Key Lime  Rum  
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*Vanilla Brûlée Dark Rum (Available Exclusively at Distillery)
*Green Coconut Rum (Available Exclusively at Distillery)
Key West First Legal Rum

 

Details- Considered "The Mom" of all of our brands. The high proof Legal version that comes from the still is the base for all of of Rums. Legal Rum at 80 proof has a  wonderful butter scotch and banana oil start with a hint of vanilla  and pear on the finish . The Rum is fabulous served very cold or on the rocks and of course makes a great mixer for your Mojitos , Rum and Cokes and other favorites.

40% ALC./VOL (80 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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Key West Devil's Rum

 

Details- finished with Cinnamon Leaf oil, this rum lets you feel the fire like red hots candy, but not the burn or hangover like normal cinnamon alcohols. Served as a shot, over ice or with hot apple cider this one will tickle your tastes buds.

35.2% ALC./VOL (70.4 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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Cuban Coffee Rum
 

Details- We age dark roasted coffee beans in our rum barrels and make our own extract. Next we toast Demerara sugar and add to the coffee and finish just like a true Key West Colada Cafe. If you love Coffee you will take a sip and be in Coffee Rum Heaven!

Mix it with coconut milk for an amazing Coconut Mud Slide!

30% ALC./VOL (60 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

 

 

 

 

 
Duval Street Spiced Rum

 

Details- Spiced Rum should ...well have spices and as Chefs we know the answer. Just like Duvall street in Key West this Spiced Rum has the same fun attitude with a different twist. We add Organic Cardamon, all spice, over ripened Madagascar Vanilla beans and we finish it with Basil ! Yes basil, a natural sweet that balances out the whole Rum! This is a very special spiced Rum made by a Chef.

40% ALC./VOL (80 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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105 Simonton Rum

 

Details- The Best of the Salt Cured barrel is only reserved for 105 Simonton name after our address and the former owner of the building and resident ghost Jack Williams. Jack would serve his patrons in 1899 watered down Rum and then at end of the day say the high proof for other bartenders and himself in the back room. In his honor we select only the best of our single barrel rums and leave it at 105 proof. Smooth and amazing finish of cherry. You need to try this as its in its own class, plus it keeps the ghost from messing with us.  A glass of 105 paired with a strong dark chocolate and your feeling the history of Key West!

52.5% ALC./VOL (105 Proof) 750ML

Distilled and Bottled by Chef Distilled, Key West FLA

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