Florida CANE Distillery’s story started about 15 years ago when Lee Nelson, a home-brew hobbyist, moved from Rochester, New York to Florida. In a small garage in South Tampa, Lee built his first still out of three Miller Lite cans, marbles, and a pressure cooker, and distilled a batch of beer. As Lee’s new hobby morphed into an obsession, he started sharing the not-quite-legal product with his beer-drinking hockey team. One particular team mate and good friend, Pat O’Brien, quickly connected the dots between the trends of craft brewing and what would eventually happen with distilled spirits. And after talking about it for over 2 years, the teammates, along with Lee’s wife Sarah, met at O’Toole’s Irish Pub in Brandon and hatched a plan to bring this crazy idea to life. Today, we’re makers of small batch artisan sugar cane vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, liquors & moonshine -- all flavored from local ingredients. Please come visit us for a tour and tasting, and follow us on social media as we continue to explore, experiment, and distill the Spirit of Florida. #elencanto #rum #florida #ybor #reddrum #floridacane