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With a wealth of locally-grown sugar cane and a history of tasty tropical cocktails, South Florida is enjoying a renaissance in the realm of artisan-made rum. The drinksmiths at South Florida Distillers are at the forefront of this revival of spirits, producing handcrafted, small-batch rum from the finest Florida sugar cane molasses. At the distillery's Art of Rum festival, distillers, visual artists, and musicians gather at the FATVillage Artwalk to show off their skills and handiwork to thirsty party guests.
A far cry from simple college-party cocktails and mass-produced booze, the rums at the festival excite the palate with selections such as South Florida Distillery's celebrated FWAYGO white rum. During the exposition, professional mixologists offer tastings of specialty drinks inspired by the colorful works of art on display.