ZÍAMI started as the dream of two Army buddies with a passion for rum to create a distinctive Florida spirit. What began with a few scribbled notes on a cocktail napkin grew into an endeavor to elevate the profile of American rum through a local craft spirit that captures the essence of Miami from A to Z. ZÍAMI is now available at select liquor stores and premier dining establishments across South Florida.
A former U.S. Army officer and Iraq war veteran, Victor’s expertise includes finance, management, and regulatory supervision with degrees from the Kellogg School of Management, University of Hawaii, and West Point. Along the way, Victor also earned a diploma of mixology from the Main Line School of Bartending and completed a course in rum distillation at Louisville’s Moonshine University. Victor’s high standards of excellence resonate in all aspects of the ZÍAMI brand.
Erica is equally comfortable behind the bar or operating the still. An avid home brewer and fermentation specialist, Erica is also an award-winning artist and graphic designer. Come try out her latest cocktail creation at our tasting room.