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. 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.
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.Read more
Distilled in small batches in hybrid copper stills and aged in 53-gallon virgin American oak barrels for more than 3 years.Read more
The word “starkus” means stork in Lithuanian.Read more
This white whiskey uses 100% rye malt, instead of the traditional corn mash.Read more
Distillery Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
You may sample our spirits and buy bottles in our gift shop anytime during these hours.
Tours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during regular business hours, and additionally in the evenings and on weekends. Call 727-201-9078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Tours are $10, which is applied as a credit toward purchases in our gift shop. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are followed by a 30-minute guided tasting of our spirits.
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.
All of us at Kozuba & Sons take pride in our passion: producing exquisite, small-batch spirits to share with you. 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. Please sample responsibly and always designate a driver.
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 & Sons 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 and requires that we record your Drivers’ License number for all purchases. We offer special distillery-only discounts in our gift shop. Bottle sales are incredibly important to the success of our Distillery, so please support Kozuba & Sons with your purchases.
1960 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712