A Few of our Awards & Accolades

"Best rum distillery in the United States"
"Siesta Key's signature spiced blend is a gold-medal knockout that isn't just the best in America -- it's better than any in the Caribbean, too" 
Caribbean Journal

"Something the rum industry has not seen before"
"Raises the bar for every coconut rum in the U.S. marketplace" 
Got Rum magazine

"Best flavored rum EVER!" (SK Toasted Coconut) - Rum Connection

"94 Points. Remarkably complex" (SK Distiller's Reserve Solera Spiced) - Wine Enthusiast magazine

"91 Points. Best Buy" (SK Spiced) - Wine Enthusiast magazine

"It's getting to the point where we might have to change the name of this category to Siesta Key Rum of the Year. Three years three wins by the boutique distillery in Sarasota, Fla. This year, distiller Troy Roberts unveiled an even smaller batch rum, Distiller's Reserve, a solera-aged rum that acheives something almost unheard of in the spiced rum category: it's so good you can drink it neat." - Caribbean Journal

"Possibly the tastiest rum in the world" - Miami New Times

"Notes of cinnamon, caramel and butterscotch" - Forbes

"Perhaps the best rum on the planet" - Herald Tribune

Spiced Rum of the Year 2012 - "wasn't even close!" - Caribbean Journal

Spiced Rum of the Year 2013 - "All year, we tried to find spiced rums better than last year's winner, Siesta Key Spiced Rum out of Florida. We did not succeed. The small-batch spiced rum made in Sarasota continues to amaze." - Caribbean Journal 

Spiced Rum of the Year 2014 - "We might have to change the name of this category to Siesta Key Rum of the year!" - Caribbean Journal

Spiced Rum of the Year 2015 - Caribbean Journal

Spiced Rum of the Year 2016 - Caribbean Journal

Spiced Rum of the Year 2017 - Caribbean Journal

Top Ten Rum Distilleries 2018 - Caribbean Journal

Top Ten Rum Distilleries 2019 - Caribbean Journal

"As smooth as beach glass" - Garden and Gun magazine

"Dangerously drinkable" - Taste Awards - Cooking Light magazine

"This distillery in Sarasota has set a standard for spiced rums around the world, and has also shown the world that America is producing some rather good rums of it's own" - CJ 2015 Rummy Awards


Siesta Key Rum Earns Top Honors Again
Herald Tribune

Hot Rods and Sweet Grogs
Herald Tribune

Spiced Rums That Aren't Gross

Siesta Key Wins International Award for 4th Time
Herald Tribune

Sarasota Rum Named Best in U.S. and Caribbean
Herald Tribune

Siesta Key Rum Named Best Distillery in America
Caribbean Journal

Local Spirits - SK Toasted Coconut Rum
Sarasota Magazine

Distiller's Reserve Review and 94 Point Rating
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Siesta Key Toasted Coconut Rum Review
Got Rum Magazine

Siesta Key Toasted Coconut Rum Review
Inu A Kena

New Siesta Key Coconut Rum is Too Good to Mix
Herald Tribune

The Man Behind the Siesta Key Rum Barrel
Suncoast News Network

12 Drinks of Christmas
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Toasted Coconut Rum Review
Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Best Spiced Rum 2014
Caribbean Journal

Siesta Key Spiced Rum Wins International Award
Herald Tribune

Drum Circle Distilling Creates a Local Rum Empire
Sarasota Magazine

Siesta Key Spiced Rum Review and 91 Point Rating
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Rum Journal - A Spectacular Spiced Rum
Caribbean Journal

In the Kitchen - Local Field Trip to Siesta Key Rum

Review of Drum Circle & JDub's Collaboration
Ticket Sarasota

Siesta Key Spiced Rum Review
Inu A Kena

Batch of Siesta Key Rum Sells Out Quickly
Herald Tribune

A Rarified Rum for Sale, Saturday, While it Lasts
Herald Tribune

America's Ten Best Rums 2014
Caribbean Journal

Cigar City Brewing barrels used to age Siesta Key Rum in Sarasota
Ticket Sarasota/Herald Tribune

Caribbean Journal names SK Spiced the best on the market for the second year in a row
The Caribbean Journal

DCD Opens New Tasting Room
Ticket Sarasota/Herald Tribune

Booze Rules Loosen Up
Business Observer

Good News for Sarasota Rum Drinkers
Sarasota Patch

DCD Wants to Sell You it's Award Winning Rum
Ticket Sarasota

The Surprising Delights of Sarasota, Florida
Global Writes

Distillery's Dreams Await Change in Law
Sarasota Herald Tribune

An Artisan Rum Resurgance Gets Underway in Florida

Siesta Key Spcied Rum dessert makes it to Disney
Sarasota Herald Tribune

Bang the Rum
Gulf Coast Business Review

Fresh Off the Still
Sarasota Magazine

Rum Man Gulps Another Victory
Gulf Coast Business Review 

Best Artisan Products in the United States
Cooking Light magazine 

Best Spiced Rum of the Year
Caribbean Journal

Rum Journal - Sarasota's Siesta Key Rum
Caribbean Journal

The Wide World of Rum
Beveredge Media 

Siesta Key Spiced Rum
Sun Sentinal 

Try These Brands
Miami New Times 

Rum Diary
Edible South Florida 

One of the Surprises of the Tasting Competition
Bahama Bob's Rumstyles 

Siesta Key Rum Boat Drinks

Sarasota-made rum wins gold in competition
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Rum Wins Competition
Gulfcoast Business Review 

Siesta Key Rums win Best in Class, a gold medal, and two silver medals at the RumXP International Tasting Competition
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival & RumXP International Tasting Competition

Sarasota rum distiller learns by doing
Sarasota Herald Tribune