Making Premier Spirits and Awards

AWARDS For Our Premier Spirits –

2019 – USA TODAY – Top 10 new distillery in US

2020 – East Coast Spirits Contest : Gold Medal Winner

2022 – Best flavoured Vodka in NA

2022 – Best Flavoured Vodka Distillery in Florida

2023 – Best Flavoured Vodka Distillery in Florida

2023 – Best Distillery and Tasting Room Florida Gulf Coast

2023 – Named “BEST OF” Distillery in Florida

WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH OUR DOOR YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE WORLD TO US!!  We make friends and spirits!  We handcraft and “Copper Kiss” premier spirits in small batches from locally supplied raw materials in our distillery located right down the road from the nation’s most beautiful beaches.  Our recipes have been thought out over time, and our distiller is an experienced Chemical Engineer with 40 years experience.  There’s been a lot of experimentation and we will continue to make small, test batches to keep you interested.  So, come by often!

Well, some people think whiskey, is just whiskey.  Vodka is just vodka…..and so on.  That’s just plain wrong, because in each of the spirits, there is an extensive amount of variability in the raw materials and in the distiller’s judgement.  You can make vodka out of wine, potatoes, sugar, corn, etc.  Whiskey is a little stricter, but there are still numerous recipes.   The key is called yeast!


Yeast are living microorganisms that thrive in sugary solutions, which break up sugar, and convert it into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas.


This is a metabolic process that converts carbohydrates, such as sugar and starches to alcohol or organic acids, in our case using yeast.  Approximately 150 byproducts are produced. Some are pretty nasty, but some give character to ethanol with ever fascinating flavors and colors. The downside, alas-there is always a downside, is that they’re also responsible for hangovers.


Once fermentation is over, we distill!  This is where the Master Distiller decides what stays, what goes, and what has to be recycled.  The result is a great handcrafted product!

Each combination of selections results in a different taste and experience.  Loaded Cannon’s spirits are unique and we customize for you, the customer.




Let’s talk about the quality of our premier spirits!  Our still and distillation train are all copper, and that’s important!  The best stills are made from copper because of its superior heat conduction and the fact that copper won’t allow harmful chemicals to contaminate the distilled spirit. But the big deal is that copper also reacts with sulfur – taking away the foul taste which is naturally created when yeast ferments to make alcohol.  Copper is more expensive, but you’re worth it!

Our storage is all stainless steel, and not to brag, but you won’t see our products stored in plastic..  because It just isn’t right!


As far as safety, you’ll have to look very hard to find a distillery that matches our safety and quality program.  The distillery is a machine and we respect that.  Once you come to Loaded Cannon notice our extensive layout, our cleanliness, the  quality and most importantly our attitude.  We take a structured and disciplined approach to all we do.  Our inhouse training is second to none.


Bourbon / Whiskey