Florida is well-known for its amusement parks. From Sea World Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort to Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort, Florida really does have them all! This state is a very popular destination for kids and adults, for who doesn’t love spending a day in the amusement park? Other than that, Florida is also known for its national parks, nightlife, breweries, distilleries, and of course, its most happening city, Miami. If you’re planning a trip to Florida to just relax and chill, we recommended heading to some of the best distilleries in the state, to spend your days tasting wine, vodka, whiskey, and more. Check out our suggestions for the best distilleries in Florida, the USA.
1. Saint Augustine Distillery, St. Augustine
Saint Augustine Distillery is a working distillery that has been opened in a restored ice plant. In 2018, it was named the number one ‘Whiskey Distillery Tour in North America’. This distillery was the first to produce barreled bourbon in Florida since Prohibition and now provides tours so that visitors can see how the bourbon is made. At the end of the tour, you get to try some samples. Don’t forget to buy chocolates and other goodies, all infused with booze, of course, sold at the gift shop of the distillery.
Saint Augustine Distillery
Address: 112 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States
Website: Saint Augustine Distillery
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)
2. Big Cypress Distillery, Miami
Big Cypress Distillery is known for its phenomenal gin that is sold throughout the country. Whiskey and rum are also made here, but without a doubt, Magic City Gin is one of their best-selling products. If you’re interested in learning how gin or rum is made, then you should go for a tour of Big Cypress Distillery. And after the tour, you even get to sample these different spirits. The visits are only limited to two days a week so plan your itinerary accordingly.
Big Cypress Distillery
Address: 13995 SW 144th Ave #207, Miami, FL 33186, United States
Website: Big Cypress Distillery
Opening hours: Fri: 6pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 6pm (closed Sun - Thu)
3. List Distillery - Mr. Tom's Spirits, Fort Myers
List Distillery - Mr. Tom’s Spirits is truly unique. Here, all products are naturally infused and organically created to make one-of-a-kind spirits. Based out of Fort Myers, all the ingredients used in the spirits are locally sourced. You can also buy engraved bottles for your loved ones, which makes the experience all the more special. If you’re interested in booking a tour, you can do so from their website. After the tour, don’t forget to head over to their gift shop and enjoy a boozy shopping spree!
List Distillery - Mr. Tom's Spirits
Address: 3680 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901, United States
Website: List Distillery - Mr. Tom’s Spirits
Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 4pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm (closed on Sun)
Price: 10 USD
4. Kozuba and Sons Distillery, St. Petersburg
Kozuba and Sons Distillery is located in the heart of St Petersburg, Florida, making it very accessible to all visitors. Known for using traditional Polish recipes and only the best ingredients available in the market, the spirits produced at Kozuba and Sons Distillery are rather unique. This family-run distillery is one of the best ones in Florida, especially in terms of customer service and friendly tours. You can book a tour online and you can even book the distillery for a private event.
Kozuba and Sons Distillery
Address: 1960 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, United States
Website: Kozuba and Sons Distillery
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 9am - 5pm; Thu - Fri: 9am - 7pm; Sat: 12pm - 4pm (closed on Sun)
Price: 10 USD
5. Timber Creek Distillery, Crestview
Timber Creek Distillery is a family-run distillery located in Crestview, Florida. This distillery takes the best grains and fruits that are grown in the state and uses them to create beautiful aromatic spirits. The most popular spirit crafted here is Florida Single Malt Whiskey; you’ll be completely blown away by the taste, aroma and smoothness of this single malt. The distillery’s coffee rum is worth a try too. For a distillery tour, check their events calendar online.
Timber Creek Distillery
Address: 6451 Lake Ella Rd, Crestview, FL 32539, United States
Website: Timber Creek Distillery
Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 10am - 4pm (closed from Mon - Wed)
Price: 10 USD
6. Alligator Bay Distillers, Punta Gorda
Alligator Bay Distillers is known for its small batches of rum made in copper pots. Using a unique process of crafting spirits from cane, Alligator Bay Distillers have been creating rum since 2015. A fun fact about the distillery is that the ageing room is filled with wooden oak barrels so that the flavour of the rum and oak combine to create a symphony of explosions on your tastebuds. To book a complimentary tour of the distillery, just visit their website. However, they welcome walk-ins too.
Alligator Bay Distillers
Address: 25522 Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, United States
Website: Alligator Bay Distillers
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 3pm (closed on Sun)
Enjoy a rum tasting tour and a gun range tour with your buddies! This four to five hour starts with an hour at the gun range, after which you head to Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, where you get to sample various types of rum. After the sampling session, you can continue to browse through the distillery or pick up a few bottles of your favourites to enjoy later. At the end of the tour, you also get complimentary Cuban cigars.
Rum Runner Experience: See Key West Like a Pirate
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
8. American Freedom Distillery, St. Petersburg
The American Freedom Distillery is truly one-of-a-kind because it is one of the very few veteran-owned distilleries in the United States. After their service, these friends came together to start American Freedom Distillery, which is known for its special rum and whiskey. The best-selling spirit here is Peker Rum followed by Horse Soldier Whiskey. If you’re interested in seeing the workings of a rum and whiskey distillery, we recommend booking a tour here. To do so, you need to register on their website.
American Freedom Distillery
Address: 2232 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, United States
Website: American Freedom Distillery
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 5pm; Fri - Sat: 11pm - 6pm (closed on Sun)
9. Rollins Distillery, Gulf Breeze
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Rollins Distillery is an award-winning distillery that is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This distillery is unique because it actually creates rum and vodka from Florida molasses. That’s right, 100 per cent made-from-molasses spirits! If you’re interested in booking a tour and sample tasting, do call them to book a slot. To know more about any upcoming events or other information, you can visit their Facebook page too.
Address: 5680 Gulf Breeze Pkwy unit d-10, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, United States
Website: Rollins Distillery
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun)
10. Siesta Key Rum, Sarasota
Siesta Key Rum is known for their delicious rum concoctions, made from everything from coffee rum through coconut rum to spiced rum. Siesta Key Rum also has a tasting room and a gift shop, so you can sample some spirits and then buy bottles of your favourite ones. One of the best rums here is their aged rum, which is definitely worth a try. To book a complimentary tour, visit their website. Be sure to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early, so that you can enjoy some tasting samples before the tour starts!
Siesta Key Rum
Address: 2212 Industrial Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234, United States
Website: Siesta Key Rum
Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 5pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 6pm (closed Mon - Thu)
Taste the best spirits in Florida
Are you interested in seeing how your favourite spirit is made? Do you want to try new flavours and samples of your favourite alcohol? Have you always wanted to go on a whiskey tour? Then, take your pick from these amazing distilleries in Florida, the USA, and book a tour right away!
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