Tucked away within the Chassahowitska Wildlife Management Area in west-central Florida is the Njoy Spirits distillery, which produces Wild Buck Whiskey and Florida Mermaid Rum. Every batch of whiskey and rum is hand-made on this 80 acre farm by owners Natalie Joy and Kevin Goff, who do everything from growing the rye for the whiskey and sugar cane for the rum to bottling and labeling the final products.
The rum process starts with crushing the home-grown Florida sugar cane, adding UV filtered rain water and yeast, then fermenting it one batch at a time to produce alcohol. It is then distilled in a copper pot still and aged for three years. The final product is a blend of their three year gold rum and Caribbean pot still rum which is aged in their Wild Buck Whiskey oak barrels for 90 days. After aging, the rum is placed in uniquely shaped square bottled, labeled by hand, and sealed with a genuine mahogany cork.
Florida Mermaid Rum is a bold, rich, 100 proof rum that is excellent neat, on the rocks, or mixed into their Mermaid Kiss rum punch.