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Brandon vodka maker planning deal with Forum

Brandon vodka maker planning deal with Forum

TAMPA, Fla (TBO.com)- Less than a year after opening their distillery in Brandon, the owners of Florida Cane Vodka expect to join the growing collection of locally produced food and drink at the Forum downtown.

Pat O’Brien said his company plans to sign a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning this week. The distiller specializes in vodka made with sugar cane and Florida-grown fruit.

The vodka maker based near Falkenburg Road is partnering with restaurants Anise Global Gastrobar and Grille One Sixteen to create a cocktail menu featuring the cane vodka at two bars in Section 101 of the Forum.

O’Brien hopes the spots will raise the profile of locally made liquor and bring craft spirits on par with craft beers, which have taken the Tampa area by storm in recent years.



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