The Real Deal Miami

Wynwood gets a rum distillery

November 16, 2011 12:56PM

Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is going beyond art, with a new rum
distillery, Destileria Caneca, opening a one-story factory and readying
for its first sales in 2012. The company was started by Matt Malone, who
left Minnesota for Miami in 2004 and whose wife, Joan, comes from a
family with a history of rum-making. “We’re getting great traction,
considering the name hasn’t yet been announced,” Malone said. He can’t
sell the rum out of the factory, but Malone said he has gotten
commitments from 50 venues in the city. “We have a great tourist
business here, great history here in Miami,” he said. “And I think we’re
positioned to be Miami’s hometown rum.” [Miami