New Rum Distillery finally opens in Madison after years of delays

December 20, 2023 by No Comments

A dream three generations in the making has finally landed in Madison. Guajana, a family-owned distillery specializing in ‘super premium artisan rum,’ opened its doors last weekend after years of anticipation dating back to 2018. Led by Luis Ruiz-Peña, a third-generation distiller and chemical engineer, Guajana offers rum tastings, distillery tours, and a charming speakeasy-style bar for intimate gatherings (private parties welcome).

Speaking of the settings, you can tell that a lot of effort has been put into not just the rum selection but also the physical environment as it sports a cozy atmosphere that is hard to replicate elsewhere.

Immerse yourself in their passion for spirits, currently including a vodka, two rums, and signature cocktails. Take a bottle home to savor the smooth, triple-oaked finish, subject to Alabama’s interesting ABC regulations. At this point in time, they currently do not serve a food menu though, and it is not known whether one will be introduced in the future.

Overall, it’s nice to see a new business like this enter the market in Madison which is a bit different compared to your typical food chain or generic brewery. This news is even more welcomed by those with a penchant for rum.

Guajana is located at 9582 Madison Blvd Suite 3, Madison, AL and currently has the following operating hours: Mon.-Wed., 9 AM – 6 PM; Thurs.-Sat. 9 AM – 9 PM.

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