Aggregate on Florida’s Nature Coast:
Aggregation Distilling Company’s Pending Opening,
After years of preparations, Aggregation Distilling Company is producing its first spirits to unveil at their mid-March opening in Crystal River. The local Briley family, Jim, Elaine, David, Emily, and their four-legged friend Maisey, proudly own the distillery.
“We couldn’t be happier to show the community the initial phase of our big Crystal River dream,” says Jim Briley. The small distillery and tasting room is adjacent to the Three Sisters Springs Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for threatened Florida Manatees. Aggregations of Manatees gather in these unique estuaries to recharge in the clean, fresh water.
The Manatee behavior inspires lead distiller David Briley, “The local spring water carries its pleasant flavors through to our end spirits, and the intimate atmosphere brings people together.” He chuckles as he adds, “You will love this environment for the same reasons our Manatee friends do…”
BoozeWerks has provided Aggregation business planning, process development, technical assistance, and staff training services since its idea phase in 2021. This current distillery is an initial proof of concept for the larger facility, which will begin construction in the coming years. Their unique production process will incorporate industry-leading, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly practices into a venue with a distillery, brewery, concert venue, and boutique lodging.
“When fully operational, Aggregation Distilling Company will be one of the finest purpose-built facilities of its kind,” says Devin Mills, Founder and President of BoozeWerks. “We are truly honored to be a part of it.” Take a sneak peek at the gallery below, provided by the project architect OPA Design Studio.
Come share in the success and growth of our collaboration with Aggregation Distilling Company- Cheers to craftsmanship, community, and the shared moments that are “Always with Us!“