Kozuba & Sons Distillery
Kozuba & Sons Distillery was founded in 2005 in Poland, Kozuba & Sons is a family-run distillery that produces premium craft spirits. Now at home in St. Petersburg with over 11 years of experience, the Kozubas are focused on sharing their passion with the American market, beginning with Florida. Kozuba & Sons hand-crafted, small batch spirits are made from the finest ingredients, using meticulous processes. Each bottle possesses the trademark Kozuba essence: a striking combination of quality, craftsmanship, and taste.
Zbigniew “Papa” Kozuba, a biochemist by trade, is the company’s master distiller. After a successful career at the helm of a laboratory company, Papa retired to the Polish countryside. Not one to sit idle, he began to dabble in cordials in his retirement. Before long, his wares were the talk of the town, and when sons Matt and Jacob joined the effort, Kozuba & Sons was formed. After cordials, the company began distilling, first vodka, followed by whiskies. As time passed, it was apparent that a move to the United States would best facilitate the growth of their company. The craft market was rapidly emerging in the US, as more and more consumers were choosing local, handmade, and quality whenever possible. The close-knit family made the decision to move their distillery and after a detailed and lengthy search, St. Petersburg, Florida was chosen as the ideal spot for them to call home.
The distillery building, located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, was built in the 1950s. A former seafood warehouse, it has been completely updated and utilizes many green technologies. The space is a sprawling 20,000 square feet, housing 2 top-of-the-line 600-liter hybrid copper stills, with plans for a third soon. The company employs the “Grain-to-Glass” philosophy, handling every part of the production process including milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging, blending, and bottling. Over 300 53-gallon American oak barrels currently reside in their warehouse, with a capacity of 1,000 barrels. The building serves not only as the production headquarters for Kozuba & Sons, but also includes a tasting room and retail store.
Distillery tours and tastings are offered throughout the week and give guests the opportunity to experience the process through all of their senses. The family hopes to not only become the choice of locals, but also a must-visit destination for tourists. Reservations are required for tours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.201.9078.
Kozuba & Sons Distillery Products
Vodka – Distilled from wheat
This wheat vodka, crafted from a recipe passed down from generation to generation, gets its distinguished, velvety taste from a precise six-fold distillation process.
Mr. Rye – 100% Malted Rye Whisky
Distilled in small batches in hybrid copper stills and aged in 53-gallon virgin American oak barrels for more than 4 years. 91 points, Jim Murray’s 2017 Whiskey Bible.
Starkus –Rye Vodka finished in oak barrels for 6 months
The word “starkus” means stork in Lithuanian. This vodka traces its roots to the 15th century.
White Dog – Unaged Whisky
This white whiskey uses 100% malted rye, instead of the traditional corn mash. A fantastic base for craft cocktails.
Made from over 800 pounds of fresh cranberries, this cordial is 35% ABV, with no artificial colors or flavors added. Perfect sipped as a digestive after a meal, or to layer in cocktails.
The unusual quince fruit offers layers upon layers of flavor to this robust cordial. Easily substituted for bitters in your favorite craft cocktail, or sipped as an aperitif, quince is as versatile as it is unique. Deep, honey-like sweetness, contrasted with sour and peppery notes and a dry, port-like finish that begs repeating.
Visit our distillery
Distillery Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
You may sample our spirits and buy bottles in our gift shop anytime during these hours.
Tour Hours: Tours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during the times listed below (call 727-201-9078 or email email@example.com)
Tours are $10, but you will receive a $10 credit toward bottle purchases in our gift shop
Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 1:00.
Thursday evenings at 7:00
Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are followed by a 30 minute guided tasting of our spirits (currently 6 products)
If you have a group of 12 or more, we book tours at other times as well.
1960 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Finding Kozuba & Sons Spirits
If you are in the St. Petersburg area, please visit our Distillery’s gift shop. We have have our spirits available for purchase by the bottle, along with branded merchandise. Regionally, are products are available at ABC, Total Wine, Publix, Lueken’s, Norman’s, and over 100 independent liquor stores.
All of us at Kozuba & Sons take pride in our passion: producing exquisite, small-batch spirits to share with you. We are a family business and all ages are welcome on the tour. However, you must be over 21 with a valid ID to participate in the tasting.
We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. You can explore our gift shop and also examine some of the Kozuba history displayed throughout the public areas. Be mindful that this is Florida, which means for the majority of the year, it is hot and steamy in our production room. We spend at least 15 minutes there, so please be sure to dress accordingly.
Our spirits are available for purchase by the bottle in our Gift Shop. Florida law limits your purchase to 2 bottles, per label, per year OR 4 bottles of one label, per year. If you purchase 2 bottles of the same label, you will receive 10% off of each bottle. If you choose to purchase 4 bottles of one label, 1 of the 4 will be free. These are discounts available only in our distillery. Bottle sales are incredibly important to the success of our Distillery, so please support Kozuba & Sons with your purchases.
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