Siesta Key Spiced Rum is hand-crafted in small batches in Sarasota, Florida at our small, artisan distillery. We make our spiced rum by infusing our award winning rums with real spices and then adding honey for a bit of sweetness. We do not use any artificial flavors or sweeteners and you can taste the difference. Siesta Key Spiced rum is unlike any mass market spiced rums. But don't rely on our opinion, SK Spiced rum took home the first place, Best in Class medal at the biggest rum competition/festival in the world, the RumXP International Tasting Competition. The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival only awarded a medal to one U.S. made rum - Siesta Key Spiced was their top ranking spiced rum. SK Spiced was also named one of the best artisan products in the United States by Cooking Light magazine. Wine Enthusiast magazine gave it 91 points and called it a "Best Buy". Miami New Times called it "possibly the tastiest rum in the world." The Caribbean Journal gave us the Rummy award for Best Spiced Rum of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 calling Siesta Key Spiced the best spiced rum on the market. They also said that the competition "wasn't close."