Both the Distillery and The Ice Plant are located in the same building in historic St. Augustine. Ashley and I both enjoyed the history of the building as well as the way it was decorated.
Upon entering the building we were met by a friendly hostess. We did not have to wait long to get a table, although during the peak season this may not be the case. The restaurant and bar are located on the second floor of the building. There are remnants remaining from when the building was used as an actual ice plant. We found the restaurant cozy with the highlight being the bar.
Ashley ordered the SE Family Farm pork loin bahn mi and I had the bistro steak sandwich. My steak sandwich came with some delicious house made chips. Both of us enjoyed our food immensely and carefully licked our plates clean. We each had a Florida Mule which featured St. Augustine pure cane sugar vodka. Our drinks were to die for! These were definitely the best Mules we’ve had and I highly recommend trying any of their drinks if you decide to ever visit The Ice Plant.
After eating lunch, we decided to take a tour of the distillery. The tour began on the opposite entrance of The Ice Plant, where we were greeted by our tour guide. We received our “time card” so that we could punch in and begin “work”. The tour began in a large room that had displays showing the history of the distillery and how their spirits are made. We then made our way into a small theater where we viewed a short informational video. Our large tour group then entered the distillery and we were greeted by a delicious sweet smell! Our tour guide explained the processes to us as we made our way through the tour. The distillery makes a variety of spirits to include gin, vodka and whiskey.
The tour ended with samples of their featured spirit of the day, vodka, which was amazing! Free booze! There’s also a large gift shop where you can choose from a wide variety of products to include their spirits.
Overall our experience at the distillery and restaurant were amazing. If you go to St. Augustine I would definitely plan to visit both!
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