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Siesta Key Parasailing ...details

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Come Parasail with Siesta Key Parasailing for breathtaking aerial views of the Fabulous Siesta Key, Fl., voted "One of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Beaches in the World," and the "most beautiful beach in Florida."

Crescent Beach Grocery ...details

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Let's say you know when you are coming to Siesta Key and what you will want when you get here. If so, we can shop for you and stock your kitchen before you arrive*. Call us in advance of your trip at 941-312-0472 and we will have the cold drinks in the fridge, snacks on the counter and the best steaks imaginable ready to be grilled. Our set-up service fee is only: $25.00

The Daiquiri Deck ...details

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The original world famous Daiquiri Deck is located on Siesta Key, on the southwest coast of Florida in beautiful Siesta Key Village. Catch some sun then catch a nice cool daiquiri at the coolest hot spot in?Sarasota.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar ...details

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Siesta Key's Best Live Music Daily! Award Winning Food! Great Island Atmosphere. Enjoying an ice cold SKOB Brew or slurp a dozen delicious oysters on the deck.

Siesta Key Marina ...details

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Our Rental Boats are serviced at our on-site service and repair center and dry stored for a barnacle free ride that equals increased fuel efficiency for you. We offer fishing tackle, and rods and reels for rent at our Ship’s Store and Bait Shop. Siesta Key Marina also offers Jet Ski Rentals and Parasailing.

Siesta Key Sports Rental ...details

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Siesta Sports Rentals, located on beautiful Siesta Key Island provides you with hours of fun, whether vacationing or living in Florida, we offer you the opportunity to see Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida the way it was meant to be seen.

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Siesta Key Rum Debuts
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Let me start the conversation by saying that for the longest I've been a Captain when it comes to Rum.  Back in the old college days Captain Morgans fueled many a wild nights, and as I've aged it's served as good friend on the back deck.  I've seen many competitors on the shelves but that connection has always been strong enough for me to by pass the others and grab the old tried and true.

Emotions and connections are funny things.  They can last for years for no defined pu rpose and then in the blink of an eye be gone, or at least faded from site.  Recently I've been tested by a newcomer to the rum mix.  This is Geri Cooney verses Ali.  In today's metaphor its the New York Yankees verses the Pittsbugh Pirates.  Its the New England Patriots verses the Saints… wait a minute this ones no longer relevant.  Anyway you get the point.

The freshman in the game is none other than Sarasota's own Siesta Key Rum.

While there are many variations of rum for now things are simple with only Siesta Key White Rum available.  Long term the brand will introduce new flavors including a barrel-aged gold rum, several infused and flavored rums, and even a premium vodka.  Seems the only hurdles are time and the natural aging process …and maybe distribution, but that appears to be expanding nicely.

The company behind the rum is Drum Circle Distilling and its a family affair with distiller Troy Roberts and his father doing much of the work.  It's also a local affair as this is the Sarasota's first and only distillery.  Captain Morgan's may have a CEO and a Board of Directors behind it but Siesta Key has a passionate believer pulling the trigger.

So there I stood late on a Friday afternoon with a decision to make.  Do I stick with the tried and true or take a chance?  What the hell I went for it.  I won't bore you with discussing how it impacted my pallet or with how it smelled.  I mixed my drink and enjoyed it and another while celebrating the end of a long week.  Besides the taste I like the thought of drinking a rum named after my favorite beach.  I like that I'm supporting a local David as he battles Goliath.  And I liked it enough that I'll replenish my stash when its gone.

Siesta Key Rum is just getting started but they look to be around for a while.  Take a visit to their website, http://www.drumcircledistilling.com, to learn more about them.  Also be sure to check out their events page to see when they host their next Rum tasting event.  Finally be sure to view the "Where to Purchase" page to see where you can pick up your bottle.

 

 
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