Oct. 12: Grand Opening for City Gate Spirits, St. Augustine’s new distillery

City Gate Spirits, Northeast Florida’s newest craft distillery, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 12 in downtown St. Augustine. The all-day event will celebrate the spirit of St. Augustine with free tastings, giveaways, games, live music and local cuisine.

Located on the north end of St. George Street, the distillery honors the nearby iconic City Gate that once marked the entrance to the Nation’s Oldest City. The distillery boasts a line of easy-sipping spirits — including rum, vodka and moonshine —inspired by Florida’s most memorable flavors.

The grand opening celebration includes multiple opportunities to win prizes exclusive to St. Augustine. The first 50 customers through the door will receive a gift card for City Gate Spirits with a surprise value of up to $100. Additionally, raffle prizes will be distributed throughout the day leading up to the grand prize giveaway. The grand prize winner will receive a complete St. Augustine Experience including two tickets for an overnight stay in the St. George Inn, local attraction passes and gift cards to St. George Street restaurants.

The distillery’s current product line includes Sweet Tea Vodka, Pineapple Rum, Tropical Rum, Orange Spiced Rum and Apple Pie Moonshine. In the coming months, the distillery will introduce whiskey offerings inspired by southern flavors.

The spirits are distilled, blended and bottled on-site with a dedicated and zealous 2-person production staff. Each hand-bottled product is 30% alcohol by volume (60 proof) and retails for $25. As an exclusive grand opening offer, attendees of the event who purchase a spirit will receive a second bottle free.

City Gate Spirits, located directly across from the Castillo de San Marcos, is the only location to sample or purchase the line of locally inspired spirits. The products are not currently available in retail stores, bars or restaurants. Each bottle features a vintage image of classic St. Augustine icons, including the Bridge of Lions and Ponce de Leon Hotel, directly on the label in a postcard format. The spirits can be enjoyed by St. Augustine locals to celebrate their home, and serve as consumable souvenirs for visitors to the city.

Join City Gate Spirits for their grand opening celebration on October 12, 2019. Celebrate the arrival of a St. Augustine local business, sample craft spirits and enjoy the breath-taking views of the Castillo de San Marcos from the distillery’s front patio.

City Gates Spirits is open seven days a week from 11am to 7pm, and is located at 11 St. George Street, St. Augustine, Florida.

To learn more, visit CityGateSpirits.com or call 904-454-8006. Follow City Gate Spirits on Facebook and Instagram.

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