Best Of 2018

Best Florida day trip: NJOY SPIRITS

Best Florida day trip
click to enlarge MEAGHAN HABUDA
Meaghan Habuda

Pile into the car, fill up that gas tank and head to Weeki Wachee — not for mermaids, but for an in-person taste of NJoy Spirits. Part of the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, Natalie Joy and Kevin Goff’s 80-acre Goff Ranch is home to this spirited destination in the woods, which has opened to the public for the first time. NJoy is a deep dive into the great outdoors of Florida, making it the perfect alternative to crowded amusement parks and endless social media feeds. The Goffs happily provide visitors with a tour of their off-the-beaten-path facility while allowing them to sample (and purchase) the farm-to-table artisan spirits they pride themselves on crafting, including American rye whiskey and gold sipping rum. NJoy operates 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment throughout the week. 13243 Commercial Way, Brooksville. 352-592-9622, wildbuckwhiskey.com. —Meaghan Habuda