Company opens moonshine distillery in south Alabama

Company opens moonshine distillery in south Alabama

August 26th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A south Alabama company has opened what's being described as the state's first legal distillery.

High Ridge Spirits is making legal moonshine in the Stills Crossroads area of Bullock County. It is now bottling Stills Crossroads 'Shine.

Brew master and distiller Jamie Ray tells WAKA-TV the company is Alabama's first legal distillery.

Not only did Ray have to meet strict federal regulations involving the Food and Drug Administration, but he also had to pass the state Alcoholic Beverage Control's guidelines.

The ABC board says two other groups are looking to open distilleries in Alabama.