The Sunshine State offers beautiful beaches and some pretty incredible distilleries. The liquors they are producing are strong and tasty. There are many fantastic options and you will want to try them all! These distilleries are great to visit when you need a break from the beach or even on a rainy day. We picked our top 11 favorites based on customer service, spirits offered, tasting options and more. Congrats to all our winners! 

Original Publish Date: July 25, 2018

Timber Creek Distillery || Crestview

Every batch is handmade at this custom designed distillery. Fruits and grains are used to get the boldest flavors. They also have a specially made condenser and pot still to help create their own special flavors. This family owned farm is one you will want to visit again and again. 

Kozuba & Sons || St. Petersburg

This distillery is family owned and operated. Originally a seafood warehouse it has been renovated and is green friendly. The building produces the liquors, has a tasting room and also has a store to purchase the tasty liquors. Tours are also available.

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Winter Park Distilling Company || Winter Park

This distillery was founded in 2010. They are known as one of the best craft distilleries in Orange County. Their whiskey and dark rum are both a must-try.

Florida Cane Distillery || Tampa

This distillery offers tours, tastings and award winning liquors including vodka, gin, moonshine and more!

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St Petersburg Distillery || St. Petersburg

These spirits are crafted in small batches and celebrate artisan traditions. Each one has a taste of the city and each of them are uniquely named based on the Sunshine State.

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Wicked Dolphin Rum || Cape Coral

The rum here is award-winning and it is delicious! This distillery is also a family affair. Run and operated since 2012. They only use the best and natural ingredients to make their tasty liquors.

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Miami Club Rum || Miami

Started in 2010 this distillery has won many world-wide Double-Gold Medals. There is lots of history here. You can experience the distillery by taking a tour and tasting their fantastic spirits, in stores or ordering on their website.

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Drum Circle Distilling || Sarasota

The approach is simple: Drum Circle only uses the purest ingredients and processes. The rums are made in small batches and are one of a kind. You will want to try them when visiting Sarasota, as well as taking some home with you!

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Key West First Legal Rum Distillery || Key West

This distillery makes some amazingly delicious flavored rum. You will want to try the coconut, key lime or any of them really! The specialty rums are distilled 6 times. Everything is natural and made purely.

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South Florida Distillers || Fort Lauderdale

This distillery produces local rum and spirits. They also offer manufacturing services, packaging and other options for liquor producers.

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St. Augustine Distillery || St. Augustine

These spirits are handmade in one of the oldest cities in the Nation. They make phenomenal spirits using local agriculture. If you are looking for something sustainable, unique and delicious then look no further!

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Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.