Florida’s Favorite Distillery
We are proud to announce that travel experts from FloridaRentals.com have rounded up their top picks for the Florida’s Top Distilleries and Timber Creek Distillery has been featured First in their article, Florida’s Top 11 Distilleries!
The sunshine state specializes not only in sugar white sands, but also flavorful, full-bodied liquors. There’s a growing distillery scene here in Florida with hundreds of small to large shops pumping out all types of alcohol. From a rye whiskey to a dark rum, the options are endless (and delicious).
If you’re looking for a smart way to protect a sun burn, or just spend a day away from the ocean, consider a trip to one of Florida’s top distilleries. We’ve narrowed down all of the state’s options to this group of 11 FloridaRentals.com award-winners. They were selected based on tasting rooms, liquors produced, customer service, and more. Congratulations to all that made our list, and to you future Florida travelers, stop in and sip at any of these choices on your next visit.
In their own words: “The Timber Creek Distillery is located on a family farm just north of Destin, Florida. Our vision is to take the best local fruits and grains from the Florida Panhandle and turn them into the finest Craft Spirits. We take great pride in hand making every batch and hand bottling every bottle. We have custom designed our distillery to take the greatest care of the fruits and grains to preserve and extract the purest flavors. We have a custom designed pot still, “thumper”, and copper worm condenser to allow the bold favors of our raw ingredients to shine through.”
In their own words: “Founded in 2005 in Poland, Kozuba & Sons is a family-run distillery that produces premium craft spirits. Now at home in St. Petersburg with over 11 years of experience, the Kozubas are focused on sharing their passion with the American market, beginning with Florida. Kozuba & Sons hand-crafted, small batch spirits are made from the finest ingredients, using meticulous processes. Each bottle possesses the trademark Kozuba essence: a striking combination of quality, craftsmanship, and taste.
The distillery building, located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District, was built in the 1950s. A former seafood warehouse, it has been completely updated and utilizes many green technologies. The space is a sprawling 20,000 square feet, housing 2 top-of-the-line 600-liter hybrid copper stills, with plans for a third soon. The company employs the “Grain-to-Glass” philosophy, handling every part of the production process including milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging, blending, and bottling. Over 300 53-gallon American oak barrels currently reside in their warehouse, with a capacity of 1,000 barrels. The building serves not only as the production headquarters for Kozuba & Sons, but also includes a tasting room and shop to purchase bottles. Distillery tours and tastings are offered and give guests the opportunity to experience the process through all of their senses. The family hopes to not only become the choice of locals, but also a must-visit destination for tourists.”
In their own words: “The Winter Park Distilling Company was founded in 2010 by Paul Twyford and Andrew Asher. Both hometown boys, raised in Winter Park, they were later joined by Andrew’s wife, Francesca, a transplant from Palm Beach County. Starting with just a handmade 50-gallon still and a few old recipes for whiskey, they established the Winter Park Distilling Company as the first and finest craft distillery in Orange County, Florida.
A little community tucked away just north of Orlando, Winter Park is more known for its tree-lined lakes, Venetian canals and mossy live-oaks planted over a century ago than anything else. It is a place far removed both in distance and state of mind from the beach lifestyle traditionally associated with Florida. And, as it turns out, Winter Park also has the perfect climate for barrel aging Florida’s first bourbons and its finest dark rum.”