Tampa’s first craft rum distillery opens in Seminole Heights


82 West is the newest addition to Seminole Heights; this craft rum distillery is adding a whole new spirit to the neighborhood.

The minds behind Twisted Sun Rum and The Still in the Heights have created a chic space to unwind with one of Florida’s favorite drinks. 82 West owners started distilling out of a garage, but both harbored dreams of expanding to a bigger space.

Rum dreams come to fruition in Seminole Heights

In 2018, that dream has become a reality. Seminole Heights is a neighborhood fueled by ambition. Bodega just opened its second restaurant in the neighborhood. Nebraska Mini Mart’s created a whole new community gathering place.

The Revolution Ice Cream continues to hold up the mantle of chill excellence. On top of that you have Ichicoro, Trip’s Diner, Mermaid Tavern, Three Coins Diner and others  establishing Seminole Heights as a food and fun haven.

82 West’s Mutiny and Bombshell rums from their Gasparilla Collection are standout spirits. The Mutiny delivers an incendiary smoked pepper bite, while the Bombshell serves up a soft cinnamon flavor perfect for autumn.

Now distilling in Tampa Bay

This distillery is where passion and experimentation result in a product beaming with Tampa pride. Follow 82 West on Facebook and their website for updates on new rums and official hours.

Where is 82 West located? 82 West is located at 6430 North Florida Avenue.