About

Founded in 2005 in Poland, Kozuba & Sons is a family-run distillery that produces premium craft spirits. Now at home in St. Petersburg with over 11 years of experience, the Kozubas are focused on sharing their passion with the American market, beginning with Florida. Kozuba & Sons hand-crafted, small batch spirits are made from the finest ingredients, using meticulous processes. Each bottle possesses the trademark Kozuba essence: a striking combination of quality, craftsmanship, and taste.

Zbigniew “Papa” Kozuba, a biochemist by trade, is the company’s master distiller. After a successful career at the helm of a laboratory company, Papa retired to the Polish countryside. Not one to sit idle, he began to dabble in cordials in his retirement. Before long, his wares were the talk of the town, and when sons Matt and Jacob joined the effort, Kozuba & Sons was formed. After cordials, the company began distilling, first vodka, followed by whiskies. As time passed, it was apparent that a move to the United States would best facilitate the growth of their company. The craft market was rapidly emerging in the US, as more and more consumers were choosing local, handmade, and quality whenever possible.  The close-knit family made the decision to move their distillery and after a detailed and lengthy search, St. Petersburg, Florida was chosen as the ideal spot for them to call home.

 

The distillery building, located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, was built in the 1950s. A former seafood warehouse, it has been completely updated and utilizes many green technologies. The space is a sprawling 20,000 square feet, housing 2 top-of-the-line 600-liter hybrid copper stills, with plans for a third soon. The company employs the “Grain-to-Glass” philosophy, handling every part of the production process including milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging, blending, and bottling. Over 300 53-gallon American oak barrels currently reside in their warehouse, with a capacity of 1,000 barrels. The building serves not only as the production headquarters for Kozuba & Sons, but also includes a tasting room and retail store. Complimentary distillery tours and tastings are offered daily and give guests the opportunity to experience the process through all of their senses. The family hopes to not only become the choice of locals, but also a must-visit destination for tourists.

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Spirits

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Products We have 7 products

Vodka

Distilled from wheat

This wheat vodka, crafted from a recipe passed down from generation to generation, gets its distinguished, velvety taste from a precise six-fold distillation process.

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Mr. Rye

rye malt whiskey

Distilled in small batches in hybrid copper stills and aged in 53-gallon virgin American oak barrels for more than 3 years.

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Starkus

grain spirit

The word “starkus” means stork in Lithuanian.

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White dog

whiskey

This white whiskey uses 100% rye malt, instead of the traditional corn mash.

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Quince Cordial

Cordial

Enjoy as an aperitif to stimulate your appetite, or as a substitute for bitters in your favorite cocktail.

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Crannberry Cordial

Cordial

Kozuba & Sons got its start producing exceptional cordials that harken back to the original purpose of healing, nature-inspired tinctures.

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Find Our Spirits

- If you are in the St. Petersburg area, please visit our Distillery’s gift shop. We have have our spirits available for purchase by the bottle, along with branded merchandise. Learn more about visiting our Distillery by clicking here. (link to visit page)

 - BUY our spirits are available at Liquor Stores throughout the state of Florida. Click here for a list of retailers by city and a helpful map locator.

 - DRINK our spirits at restaurants, bars, and venues across the Sunshine State. Click here here for a list of locations by city and a helpful map locator.

 - If you are out of state or prefer the convenience of shopping online, order by clicking here. (link to the online site)
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Visit our distillery

1960 5th Avenue South | St. Petersburg, FL 33717 | 727.201.9078 We are located at the corner of 5th Avenue South & 20th Street South, in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District in downtown St. Pete. Parking is located on the south side of the building. We are handicap accessible.

Distillery/Gift Shop Hours: Mon-Fri 8ish-5ish
Tour Hours: Mon-Fri 10ish-5ish.

Tours begin on the hour, starting at 10am, with the last tour at 4pm. Weeknights & weekends are currently by appointment for groups of 12 or more. Emailtours@kozubadistillery.com to reserve.

Spirits Enthusiasts! We are excited for your upcoming visit to our Distillery. All of us at Kozuba & Sons take pride in our passion: producing exquisite, small-batch spirits to share with you. Tours last approximately 1 hour and include a guided tour of the distillery, followed by a sampling of our delicious Kozuba spirits. We are a family business and all ages are welcome on the tour. However, you must be over 21 with a valid ID to participate in the tasting.

We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. You can explore our gift shop and also examine some of the Kozuba history displayed throughout the public areas. Be mindful that this is Florida, which means for the majority of the year, it is hot and steamy in our production room. We spend at least 15 minutes there, so please be sure to dress accordingly.

Our spirits are available for purchase by the bottle in our Gift Shop. Florida law limits your purchase to 2 bottles, per label, per year OR 4 bottles of one label, per year. If you purchase 2 bottles of the same label, you will receive 10% off of each bottle. If you choose to purchase 4 bottles of one label, 1 of the 4 will be free. These are discounts available only in our distillery. Bottle sales are incredibly important to the support of our Distillery, and sales help to ensure that we can keep our Tours & Tastings complimentary for years to come.

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Venue rental
Venue rental

Rent our place

Standard rental includes the 3 areas for a 3 hour event, plus 2 hours of set-up, and 1 hour clean-up. Each additional hour is $200/hr weekdays, $400 weekend. Included are 2 Kozuba staff members for first 50 people, 1 additional staff required for each additional 50 at $50/hr, at 5 staff max.

Gallery

Capacity 90-120 seated, up to 180 standing room

 

Tasting Room

Capacity 40 seated, up to 50 standing (tables & chairs included for this room)

 

Patio

Capacity 325-450 seated, 650 standing room

 

Weekday rental (M-Th) – $1300

Weekend rental (Fr/Sat/Sun) – $1800

 

Due to limited parking on site, for all events over 75 people, we require parking assistance/valet. Our preferred Parking Vendor is Select Valet. There are 11 designated spaces on site, with space for up to 70 on site, 30 adjacent, and several hundred adjacent for valet use only.

For all events that have alcoholic beverages, we require that our spirits our served/sold. (You may supplement additional spirits in categories we do not have products currently. i.e.: rum, tequila, gin) You may also serve beer and wine. We have a preferred vendor, Catering by Lundy’s, who has a specially built Kozuba & Sons spirits menu offering.

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Contact info

Location

Kozuba & Sons Distillery
1960 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

727-201-9078

Want to get more info about tours or book a tour? tours@kozubadistillery.com

Need general info about Kozuba & Sons?
info@kozubadistillery.com

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