AboutHow it all began.
,James Two Brothers distillery is a micro distillery for small boutique-style production of beverage grade spirit alcohol with simple principles; hard work and honesty.
This family owned and operated business was founded on June 18, 2012 by two brothers, Tim and Paul James. Their ancestors are of English and German heritage where great brewing is a time honored tradition, which they brought to this country in the early 1700s as Palatine immigrants.
Our research indicates numerous generations of our family were distillers who settled in the south central regions of Kentucky up to the Civil War era. Although ship manifests were poorly kept, the names indicate the initial charters were financed by our direct ancestors, and suggest they brought with them the skill sets of distillation.
Timothy James passed on May, 1 2018 from complication of COPD. At 62 it was unexpected, and we celebrate his life for carrying on the James Two Brothers brand. Paul James and his son Taylor currently oversee the day to day operations of the distillery including tours and tastings.
We choose Ocala for numerous reasons, not the least of which is the abundance of pure natural spring water in the area. Arguably cleaner than mountain fed streams, the subterranean water here is naturally filtered and pure.
Wildwood Springs is centrally located in Wildwood, Florida, established in 2008, their facility is fully licensed and permitted to provide water of the highest quality. It is tested at the national level for compliance and we are proud their water is at the foundation to our locally produced spirits.
There is also an unpretentious presence of small scale natural grain and cane farming, which assures we know what we are buying, and who we buy it from. We hope this will encourage and support local growers who, like us, care about how they work, and why.
Our associations are crucial and we appreciate working with the following businesses: