Big Storm continues to make waves in the distilling industry, winning the highly-esteemed title of “Florida Distillery of the Year”. The Clearwater-based company has won an impressive total of 49 awards in less than 49 days including 4 platinum medals, 2 double gold medals, 13 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals, solidifying Big Storm’s status as a true industry leader.
The whirlwind of success commenced with Big Storm’s participation in several prestigious competitions, where their meticulously crafted spirits dazzled judges and connoisseurs alike. Each award received is a testament to the distillery’s unwavering dedication to producing unparalleled libations and the undeniable skill of their master distillers.
The extensive list of awards earned by Big Storm covers a wide spectrum of categories, underscoring their versatility and ability to create exceptional spirits across various styles. Notable highlights include:
🥃 Florida Distillery of the Year (New York International Spirits Competition)
🥃 Platinum Medal, “Best in Class: No/Low Sugar” & “Best Flavor: Lemon”: Lemon Lime Vodka Soda (Seltzer Nation)
🥃 Platinum Medals: Raspberry Vodka, Cherry Vodka, and Silver Rum (American Spirits Council of Tasters)
🥃 Gold Medal: Grapefruit Vodka Soda (American Distilling Institute)
Each award bestowed upon Big Storm represents a triumph over fierce competition, emphasizing their mission to innovate and set new industry standards. These achievements are a confirmation of the passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication of the entire team. Big Storm is poised to continue making a significant impact in the world of spirits, captivating palates and delighting consumers with every sip.
“We are thrilled and humbled by this extraordinary recognition,” said L.J. Govoni, co-owner of Big Storm Brewing & Distillery. “Our team’s tireless efforts and underlying pursuit of excellence have truly paid off. These awards are a testament to our commitment to producing exceptional spirits and pushing the boundaries of flavor. We are honored to be recognized as Florida Distillery of the Year and look forward to continuing our journey of crafting remarkable libations. And what’s even more exciting, some of our best spirits are still maturing in the barrels.”
In 2020, Big Storm Distillery was born with a mission to create world-class spirits with a local flair as a tribute to Floridians. From their carefully selected ingredients to their meticulous distillation processes, Big Storm strives to deliver unparalleled experiences with every bottle. To learn more about Big Storm Distillery, its award-winning spirits, and where to find them, click here.
ABOUT BIG STORM: Founded in 2012 in Pasco County, Big Storm currently has five taprooms in the Sunshine State — Clearwater, Ybor City, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral. Big Storm has embraced its tagline of “Florida’s Craft Beer Forecast,” by developing a dynamic lineup of Florida favorites like Tropic Pressure Florida Ale, steeped with hibiscus flowers, and Sunny Key Lime, brewed with key lime puree. With a commitment to exceptional customer service, dedication to quality products and the ambition to explore opportunities left unexplored, Big Storm has become a leader in the craft beer industry and beyond.