Gamblers Bay Distillery

A local Tampa, FL Distillery offering craft liquor made with local products. Come sample our products at our distillery, order a cocktail at local restaurant or buy a bottle at your local retailer.
About Us
Gamblers Bay Distillery was founded in Tampa, FL in 2019. While we may be new the craft distillery market our family recipes date back 120 years starting in Romania, traveling by way of Canada to land in Tampa, FL.

We are excited to join the growing market and love for craft cocktails and share with the Tampa Bay community a family tradition.

In our family a good drink has always been a symbol of a moment in time. Distilling fine quality small batched liquor has been a great source of joy and pride for our family and we look forward to continuing this for our next generation and sharing this with yours.

Tampa is home.
While we may not originally be from Tampa, all of our children have been born here and we have lived here for over 20 years and we have chosen to call this city that we love home. We look forward to incorporating local flavors and ingredients to create unique craft liquor for our hometown.
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Our Team
Mark Paun
Master Distiller and Owner
Mark Paun, Master Distiller and ER Physician. When not treating patients in the Emergency Room, Mark is continuing his family's rich history in distilling by bringing it here to Tampa, FL with his wife, Kerri and their two children.
Kerri Paun
Distiller and Owner
Kerri Paun, Distiller and Owner. A graduate of the University of Florida, Kerri has spent the last few years opening the distillery and raising the next generation of distillers. Kerri has called Tampa home for the last 16 years with her husband Mark and their two children.
Gamblers Bay Distillery Brands
The following small batch spirits are available.
Battleship 57 Navy Strength Spiced Rum
An 80 year old family rum recipe tracing back to our grandfathers rum running days in the Caribbean, refined in London to make it combination of delicate liquor and exquisite spices to have a taste like no other.
Citrus Hearts Artisanal Gin
This citrus forward gin is an expression of Florida, a careful balance of juniper, coriander, and Florida citrus. Excellent as a gin and tonic, variety of gimlets, and other specialty cocktails.
Gamblers Vodka
Our vodka recipe is made of all local ingredients. Florida Corn yields a clean crisp vodka with a slightly sweet finish. This vodka has been distilled 22 times.
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Gamblers Bay Distillery loves making our spirits but we also admire a perfectly balanced cocktail. Please find below some of our favorites.
The Old Admiral
1 1/2 ounces of Battleship 57 Spiced Rum (114 Proof)
3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
Barspoon of Luxardo Cherry Syrup

Stir in cocktail mixing glass until chill. Pour over a large sphere or ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with Luxardo Cherry.
The Gulfside
1 1/2 ounces of Citrus Hearts Artisanal Gin
3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce Lime Juice
Pink Grapefruit Soda (FeverTree)

Pour over a large cube or sphere in a rocks or champagne glass. Garnish with optional grapefruit peel or citrus twist.
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Gamblers Bay Distillery accepts requests from charities and local community organizations for product donation. Please understand that we are a small business and not all requests can be honored.
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6101 Johns Road, Suite 7 Tampa, FL 33634
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