The Island Rum Distillery

Daufuskie Island Rum Company made the decision to seek Made in America Certification. Having grown up on multiple Army bases, our founder Anthony Chase, has a strong sense of national pride. In addition to that, it was important to assure that the products we use be of utmost excellence. American workers have proven time and again that they can and will produce the best products in the entire world. And, our suppliers’ international counterparts may not adhere to the same standards and human rights guidelines as an American company would.


Our stills and fermenters are hand crafted in Alabama by Paul Caldwell of the Confederate Stills of Alabama. We obtain our bottles from the Waterloo bottle company in upstate New York. As a supplier, they carry both American and imported glassware, but we insisted on American Made.


Our yeast strains were developed and cultivated in California and our sugar is grown in South Florida. We have had many international companies who have attempted to obtain our business, but we decline respectfully so as to assure that our vendors can provide jobs to our fellow Americans. This approach to business not only assures that we deliver a quality product to our consumers, but quite frankly has not made our products more expensive. As a consumer, you can responsibly consume our rum with the knowledge that the hands and materials that have touched our rum are all from the United States of America. We hope this commitment to quality and national pride will translate to a product that meets your expectations and will earn your repeat business.

Fun Facts

  • Each bottle of Daufuskie Island Rum is distilled, bottled, labeled and packed by hand here on Daufuskie Island.
  • Daufuskie Island Rum Company is one of only a few rums actually created on an island.
  • Our rum is 100% American made.

Tour the most inaccessible Rum Distillery in the US!

Come to beautiful Daufuskie Island and take a behind the scenes look at handcrafting rum.

Take a tour of the distillery and see the entire rum making process from fermenting to distillation and even bottling and labeling right here on Daufuskie Island. Meet Tony Chase- our master distiller as he crafts our one of a kind rum.

The tour includes a rum tasting of each available product. Cost of the tour is $5. Must be 21 years old to participate in the tour.