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Our mission is simple: Creating a high quality, well-crafted rum through a contemporary approach; away with the pirate image! The unique flavour and style of Union 55 have enabled us to, over the last two years, develop one of the most successful, new to market craft spirits of 2018. Now it is time for the next chapter as we aim to transform an Amsterdam warehouse into the first rum distillery of Europe, or the World’s first infused rum distillery.

The Spirited Union Distillery is the first World’s first real pioneering rum distillery. Our spirits are hand-crafted and made with real ingredients. Better tasting and better for the world.

We’re rewriting the rule book when it comes to rum. Combining (uniting) exceptional flavours, with a lighter, fresh experience and finding the sweetspot by fusing taste with accessibility.

Our brand new Home in Amsterdam offers; a unique Union experience, a guide tour around the stills,  distilling and cocktail workshops. We will also serve as a private label producer, enabling new spirits to make it to market.

Union 55 is run by a passionate and ambitious team, which together shares 20 years of experience in the Spirits Business. To finance the build of our distillery, we’re raising €125-250K, in exchange for 5% annual interest (25% total) and a whole bunch of rewards.


The story behind each of our spirits starts with the colourful world of herbs and spices and how they can create vibrant tastes. Making a delicious drink is a bit like cooking a delicious meal; you need to combine textures and tastes to create a memorable experience. So we start with the flavour kick we’re trying to create then replicate it by exploring the vast world of botanicals and infusions.

Each ingredient needs to be infused or distilled for the right length of time. Delicate aromatic flowers, leaves and seeds need less infusion time. Harder fruits, roots and barks need longer. (It’s one of the reasons why each batch carries it’s own unique number)

Our distillery is located in Amsterdam, its eco-friendly and all of our spirits are made with real ingredients. Better tasting and better for the world.

Ruben Maduro



Union 55 is our first official infused rum to hit the streets of Amsterdam early April ’17.

Its recipe is inspired by the ways in which top Michelin-star chefs and world-class mixologists utilize mineral salt to enhance flavours. Based on their knowledge, we infused smooth cask-aged rum with five delicate botanicals, completed by a touch of organic Añana salt.

It’s a rum like no other: complex,
distinctive, and eminently drinkable.

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Visit the Distillery

Our brand-new home is eco-friendly and close to the city centre of Amsterdam. It’s where we redistill and infuse different types of single origin rums with the world’s finest botanicals, making it the first true pioneering rum distillery in the world.


Distillery Tour & Tasting

During this guided Distillery Tour, we’re opening up our home for you to experience how our spirits are made. Our master distiller will take you through the process of distillation, which includes information regarding how to extract various flavours from a wide range of botanicals. A short visit to our botanical lab will offer a unique experience at which we take you through the vast diversity of spirits and tastes.

At the end of each tour you’ll visit the Union Bar where you have the opportunity to taste and enjoy a cocktail, or two…

  • €15,- p.p.
  • 1 Hour
  • Free Cocktail & Tasting
  • Guided Tour

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Distill Your Own – Workshop

During our Distill Your Own workshop you will learn all about the (re)distillation process, including how to apply different methods and techniques to create a unique flavour, tailored to your own taste. We will talk about the history and production of spirits while taking you through a wide variety of botanicals and teach you how to create and infuse your own. At the end of each workshop you’ll have a personalised bottle ready to take home and enjoy.

  • €75,- p.p.
  • 2.5 Hours
  • Create your own 0.5L Union
  • Free Cocktail & Tasting
  • Guided tour included

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Cocktail Workshop

This mixology cocktail masterclass is the perfect way to learn how to create a cocktail at its best. After an interactive guided tour through the distillery, you will be assigned to your own workstation in the bar area. Here you will be experimenting with ways to create the perfect cocktail on your own. Each working-station is equipped with professional bar-equipment, perfect for mixing your favourite cocktail.

  • €35,- p.p.
  • 5 hours
  • Cocktail workshop (2 additional drinks included)
  • Free cocktail & tasting
  • Guided tour included


Also available for groups & parties

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Event Space Hire

Looking for a unique location to host your business event or party? Our distillery is available seven days a week and capable of accommodating space for up to 70 standing places, 12 spots in a meeting room setup or 30 spots in theatre style, with full access to our private Union bar.

Special features:

  • Cocktail bar
  • Flexible layouts
  • Screen
  • Dedicated bar and washrooms
  • Easy load in/out access


All capacities are dependent upon room setup, requirements & dates.

For more information about the possibilities please get in touch.

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