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 1940s. A former ice plant & 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. The building serves not only as the production headquarters for Kozuba & Sons, but also includes a tasting room and shop to purchase bottles. Distillery tours and tastings are offered 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
Tours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Thursday through Sunday. Call (727) 533-9880 or email to reserve your spot , tours are $10 per person. Groups of 6 or more require a deposit. 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 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. 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 and also please no heavy perfume/cologne.
Our spirits are available for purchase by the bottle at our distillery. Florida law limits your purchase to 6 bottles, per label, per person, per year and requires that we record your Drivers’ License number for all purchases. We offer special distillery-only discounts on site. Bottle sales are incredibly important to the success of our Distillery, so each bottle sold helps the growth of our family owned & operated business.
1960 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712