Food Adventures – Drink

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Belly up to the Bar

Get a whisky at The Whiskey, with an astounding list of bourbons, ryes and malts with and without the “e” (Scottish, Australian and Canadian use “whisky,” Irish and American spirits are “whiskey”), from Jack Daniels and Dickel to Scotland’s Great King Street and Bruichladdich Unpeated Barley whiskies. Restaurant Row. downatthewhiskey.com

Rum rules at the Caribbean-inspired Sugarcanes, with a small food menu and rum from more than 30 countries. International Drive. sugarcanesrumbar.com

Revel in an assortment of 40 premium tequilas—blanco, reposado and añejo alike—at the lobbyside 98FORTY TAPAS at Rosen Centre Hotel. International Drive. rosencentre.com


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Speakeasies may be the “thing” downtown, but the latest entry, Mathers, is a bit more. Gorgeous styling in the upstairs space of an 1800s building, its focus on craft gin from Hendrick’s, Death’s Door, Botanist and more is very modern. South Magnolia Avenue. mathersorlando.com



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Florida in Fine Spirits

Florida just east of Pensacola has become a distiller heaven, with Scratch Ankle making Florida corn vodka, Peaden Brothers crafting Blue Berry Curve whiskey, and Timber Creek distilling Black Rye Whiskey, made from Florida-exclusive 401 black secale grasses. peadenbrothersdistillery.com; timbercreekdistillery.com

Absinthia Rubra is a deep red liqueur made with tangerines by Fish Hawk Spirits in Ocala. fishhawkspirits.com

Cotherman Distilling creates a single malt whiskey, aged in American oak charred barrels, at their facility in Dunedin. facebook.com/cothermandistillingcompany

Golden-colored Starkus barrel-aged vodka comes from Kozuba & Sons in St. Petersburg. kozubadistillery.com

Weeki Wachee is home to Wild Buck Rye Whiskey, made in hand-hammered copper stills by NJOY SPIRITSwildbuckwhiskey.com

Up in the hills of Lake County south of Leesburg, Yalaha Bootlegging Co. brews organic blueberry brandy behind the country store at Blue Bayou Farms. yalahabootleggingco.com

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