There are thirteen (14) craft distilleries in the Tampa Bay region, behind only South Florida for most in the state. Five of these distillers are in Pinellas county, six are in Hillsborough, and there is one distillery each in Hernando, Sarasota and Manatee counties. Several of the distilleries ferment their spirits with local Florida ingredients like rye and sugar cane. Most distribute and are available for purchase at liquor stores statewide or regionally, some even distribute nationally.
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 Tampa Bay
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.