Big Cypress Distillery was founded as a family affair. Over the years, cousins Fernando and Mark and in-law Danny spent many a holiday together, sharing experiences over cold drinks. Inspired by today’s craft movement and a glass of whiskey, they reminisced about their nostalgic affinity for their hometown, Miami, Florida. Each had stories to tell about the Miami they grew up in, from the Florida Everglades to the streets of South Beach, and many of the bars in between. On one accession, the question was asked: “why don’t we have more distilleries in Miami?”
And so we began, with a self-taught distiller, economic blinders, and an abundance of determination, to found Big Cypress Distillery, in order to can craft a broad range of spirits that our city can be proud of. The “proof” is in our spirits.