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The Spirit of Key West


Key West First Legal Rum has now reimagined rum and created “the Spirit of Key West” –  three new original Key West Legal Rum spirits:

Rum Key West Sparkling, Key West Mermaid Spirit, and Key West Mermaid Ratafia.

It is rum completely reimagined–with foods in mind. These 20-proof rum spirits are created especially for the dinner table, the absolute first genuinely Chef Distilled® spirit in the United States, rum spirits which could have absolutely only been made by a chef.

The three Key West spirits are the debut of a Chef-Distilled® 20 proof fermented rum spirits, produced in champagne barrels using the Traditional Method to produce a spirit that is iconically Key West.


Key West Sparkling “the champagne of Key West”, a 20-proof sparkling rum spirit made for toasting Key West-style: with a champagne glass of Key West Sparkling raised high: “What’s not to celebrate? To Key West!”

Terrific for openings, closings, everyday victories, and special events.


Mermaid Spirit is the true spirit of Key West. A 20-proof rum spirit made for pairing with foods. Chef-distilled with traditional Key West and French flavors, Mermaid Spirit is made to stay at the dinner table. 

Perfect for dinner, meals with friends, romance, and fun!


Mermaid Ratafia is an aperitif 20-proof rum spirit for serving before dinner, after dinner, and with dessert. Mermaid Ratafia is a traditional style, high flavor profile spirit for signifying meal beginning and ends.

Enjoy upon sitting and before leaving.

 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.