Kim Weiss, Founder
Spirits & Spice
With an innate business sense and strong legal background as a practicing lawyer, Kim Weiss found a new career path and life partner when she least expected it.
A blind date turned into a whirlwind romance and marriage in a matter of weeks. While traveling with her husband in England, she wandered into an odd German shop laden with casks. With her curiosity piqued, she scoured the store and found herself inspired to pursue a franchise opportunity of her own.
Within six years Kim became their No. 1 franchise partner in the world, out of about 300. In 2017 she negotiated out of her franchise agreement and in 2018 became her own upscale brand featuring her creative take on all things delicious, Spirits & Spice. Her sales increased 30 percent the first year alone.
Her sixth store, located in Mizner Park, is open seven days a week and features high-quality, unique custom made liqueurs with insanely decadent flavor combinations, such as Bananas Foster and Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream, that she personally curates with distilleries. Wines and a vast selection of epicurean delights including custom spice blends she co-creates with her friend Cindy McClure of Dress the Drink add to the temptations that fill the beautifully stocked and appointed store. “Whatever it is we carry, it’s going to be the best of what it is,” Kim explains.
Customers are invited to taste their liqueur selection before purchase, and often buy for themselves and as gifts. Selections can be made into customized baskets with an assortment of delightful combinations sure to please.
Spirits & Spice pays homage to Kim’s “daddy,” who always encouraged her to explore and savor good food and spirits. It’s a journey they enjoyed together— and one she offers every customer who walks in.
SPIRITS & SPICE
888-807-7474, ext. 8
This sponsored content is from the November/December 2023 issue of Boca magazine. For more from this year’s 561 Faces special section, click here.