Rum distillery to open on Dafuskie Island | dosavannah

16
Aug

Rum distillery to open on Dafuskie Island | dosavannah

You don’t have to be a pirate to be excited that today is National Rum Day.

And you may be even more excited to learn that this time next year you will be able to celebrate this special day with your own bottle of Daufuskie Island Rum, distilled right on the scenic 5,000-acre barrier island.

Tony Chase, CEO of Daufuskie Island Rum Co. LLC, admits his distillery venture began as a hunt for beachfront property.

“I began the process a little over a year ago,” Chase says. “I was looking to buy a beach house. I probably looked at over 300 houses all up and down the coast. I ended up buying a place in Daufuskie in October. During my time at the house from April until now, I came up with the idea to create a distillery in Daufuskie.”

Chase admits that being from Kentucky he is used to living in a place surrounded by distilleries. But starting his own liquor business was a new experience for this pharmacist and businesses owner.

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