There are five distilleries in the South West Florida region with two in Lee, one in Sarasota, one in Manatee and one in Charlotte counties. Four of these distillers offer on-site tours, provide tastings or sell samples by the glass, sell bottles directly on-site and distribute for sales at liquor stores. Three of these four distillers use Florida sourced ingredients like sugar cane, and three of the distillers in this region focus exclusively on rum.
Planning your visit. Whether or not
the following icons are present under Features, you will know
whether a given distillery offers:
| | Distillery Tours | | Spirit Samples or Tastings | | Bottle Sales On-Site | | Distribution (available in stores)
| | Retail Merchandise | | Spirits made from FL ingredients (Sugar cane, Rye, Oranges) | | Pet Friendly
What types of spirits do they distill? |R| Rum, |V| Vodka, |W| Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye), |M| Moonshine Whiskey, |G| Gin, |T| Tequila
Distillers in South West Florida
Please check the distillery's website or consider calling before your visit. Here's why: Tours may be at set times or by appointment only. Tastings may or may not be free and may require advanced scheduling for groups; Depending on the distillery, they may or may not sell bottles on premises and, due to state laws, there is a limit to the number of bottles you can purchase per year.