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Marlin & Barrel Distillery

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Excellent tasting session

A small, local distillery with a nice range of quality, small-batch products. We visited on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill W
Gainesville, Florida
Excellent Stop in Amelia Island

Cool distillery with great drinks and superb staff! Our bartender was very nice and gave us tons of... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Jessica C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“amber rum”(10 reviews)
“free tasting”(8 reviews)
“small batch”(8 reviews)
Established to bring a high standard to crafting spirits, we invite you to get to know us and how our products are made by hand with all local, high quality ingredients. Come by and see how our spirits will make your cocktails the talk of the night...more
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115 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4203
+1 321-230-4755
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Hostess/ bartender here knew everything about all the spirits! She was a great hostess and enterained us with facts about the different liquors....very clean, interesting looking, but I guess we were disappointed because we wanted to tour and learn more about the process. Not...More

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rmorenc, Owner at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for stopping by. We’re glad to hear that you were treated well and enjoyed our products. That, truly, is our focus as a young craft distillery. With a small staff we are only able to offer tours on Saturdays. They are, like our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was one lady bartender that gave out free samples of gin, rum, and whiskey. She educated us on the differences between them. It was interesting. The bar had room for 8 people. Would recommend it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, local distillery with a nice range of quality, small-batch products. We visited on a weekday, so we had the place to ourselves and plenty of time to chat with the staff about their products. Check their website for a current list. Don't miss...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Cool distillery with great drinks and superb staff! Our bartender was very nice and gave us tons of info about the drinks, the area, and good places to eat. Definitely recommend if you’re venturing out to Amelia Island.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We stopped by Marlin & Barrel on a whim while walking back to the marina and we were greeted by the greatest multitasking "tastetender"! I wish I remembered her name. She was knowledgable about what she was letting us try and had great suggestions. When...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had a good time, learned a lot and bought very good alcohol. Differently recommend. It's free for the tasting.

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and loved it! Purchased some alcohol and a shirt! Super friendly people and great experience!! Would definitely recommend it!!!

Thank mtowns022
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I am a Fernandina Beach local and I visit Marlin & Barrel every other week or so. I love the products, especially the Amber rum. Shannon, Roger and Abbas always provide fun conversation with the tastings. Do not miss this place!

Thank Micah W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Had a super fun time with Shannon behind the tasting bar. Awesome spirits that are easy to sip, even Gin!, (which normally tastes like pinesol to me) Check out barrel artwork too, made by a local fireman from the distillery's old barrels

Thank J. Aaron L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My husband and I stopped in for a tasting while on vacation, and had an excellent time! The tasting host (and owner of the distillery), Roger, was fantastically welcoming. We loved hearing about what led the owner to open the distillery in Florida, and where...More

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15 November 2016|
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Response from Lilkt2003 | Reviewed this property |
There was no cost. We were there on a Saturday and they were open 12-6. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
27 July 2015|
Response from MPC2of3 | Reviewed this property |
We stumbled upon the Distillery around 2pm and it was open for touring and tasting. I think since this is still a one-man business, the hours fluctuate. It may be good to call if you are coming at a specific time.