Sugar Sand Distillery near Lake Placid – May 23

Sugar Sand Distillery near Lake Placid
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Date(s) - Saturday, May 23, 2020
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Sugar Sand Distillery


Mark the calendar for May 23, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, for a special road trip up state through the town of Lake Placid — known for their stunning giant murals. Our target destination is hidden nearby in a field of cane… Sugar Sand Distillery.

On Henscratch Road, far from any highway, an open-air boutique distillery is attracting the attention of rum enthusiasts with their classic plantation method of turning sugar cane into rum. Sugar Sand Distillery crushes their own cane, ferments the fresh juice daily and uses their wood-encased copper pot still to make small batches of rum — the same way it was done centuries ago.

We’ll see how their convert sugar cane juice into rum, we’ll do a little tasting and maybe take home a bottle or two to enjoy later.

There are a few great places to have lunch along the way as well. One of the best is Jaxson’s on Lake Henry, at 443 Lake June Rd, Lake Placid, FL 33852.


We will plan on meeting up at the McDonalds in Clewiston, Fla., 905 W Sugarland Hwy which is on US27, at 10:30 am for the 75 minute drive to the distillery. We will tour the distillery then plan on having lunch and seeing the murals in Lake Placid thereafter. Should be a fun day and nice drive!

Murals of Lake Placid

Mural in Lake Placid


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  • Robert Burr
  • Mark Gilbert

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