What’s better than quality premium spirits, a pirate-themed tasting room, and fun craft cocktail classes? The fact that you can find all of this in your own backyard! Loaded Cannon Distillery, located at 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., is Bradenton’s first and only liquor distillery.
Since their opening in July of 2019, they’ve been producing a variety of unique, small-batch spirits using locally-supplied raw materials.
Loaded Cannon produces a wide variety of spirits including rum, vodka, gin, and bourbon — and this isn’t your grandmother’s liquor!
Loaded Cannon rum, branded PYRACY, is crafted using the perfect balance of dark sugar and molasses. It’s made in an all-copper still, which gives it the ideal clarity. Thanks to the special yeast and unique aging process, it’s perfect for both blending and sipping. They currently offer white, dark, spiced, and toasted coconut flavors. In March, they’re releasing butterscotch, vanilla, and coffee flavors!
The vodka, dubbed ANNEY, is produced from Florida corn or rice and distilled a minimum of 15 times. This results in incredible purity and clarity and a bold, one-of-a-kind flavor. Prefer flavored vodka? Lemon, lime, and jalapeno are also part of the March release!
Is gin your beverage of choice? You’re in luck! Their signature “Margoza” offers a refreshing touch of citrus and is finished off in a hibiscus bath.
If you’re a whiskey or bourbon lover, you won’t be left out. There are several whiskeys debuting in March and a premium bourbon coming out in July of 2021.
Ready to experience Loaded Cannon for yourself? There are several ways you can do so! We recommend starting your day in the tasting room. This pirate-themed room features a copper bar top, barrel tables, and a model of the Loaded Cannon ship along the side wall. You can also get a glimpse into the production area thanks to the large glass window separating the spaces.
All of Loaded Cannon’s liquors, including their seasonal and limited-run products, are available for tasting. You can also purchase bottles to take home as well as Loaded Cannon swag like hats and shirts, and a variety of branded home bar supplies, and cocktail recipe books.
If you want to get a first-hand look at how the spirits are made, you can also book a guided tour of the production, fermentation, and bottling areas followed by a tasting in the tasting room. Learn more about available times and pricing here.
Public and private cocktail classes give you another exciting opportunity to experience Loaded Cannon in a whole new way. During these two-hour interactive classes, you’ll learn a bit about cocktail history and fundamentals while sipping on the subject matter. They also offer offsite classes and venue rentals.
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