Stills Crossroads Alabama 'Shine is more than your run-of-the-mill, backwoods moonshine. Our 100% malted rye, sugar-based shine is winning awards left and right for our quality, flavor and finish. (Not to mention we look good doing it, too).
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Phillip Rawls from the Associated Press in Montgomery traveled out to the High Ridge Spirits distillery for a feature report on our undertaking and the production of Stills Crossroads Alabama 'Shine. The AP story was released and quickly made it's way to markets all over the Southeast and onto both the East and West Coasts. Here is a copy of the story, as published by AL.com.
Monday's delivery of Batch 1 Stills Crossroads Alabama 'Shine to the ABC board in Montgomery was a historic moment for the state of Alabama and High Ridge Spirits.Read More
Union Springs, AL -- High Ridge Spirits, Alabama’s first legal distillery since Prohibition in 1915, is making history October 21, 2013, by delivering 37 cases of Stills Crossroads Alabama ‘Shine to the ABC warehouse in Montgomery at 1:00pm CST.
“These cases have been pre-ordered by package stores around the State and individuals who want a case of the first legally distilled spirits in almost 100 years,” said Jamie Ray, founder of High Ridge Spirits. “We still have some of Batch 1 available,” Ray said, “but not much. This is going to be a bottle of spirits that you put away for a special occasion.”
Batch 1 of Stills Crossroads Alabama ‘Shine is pot-distilled from a Bullock County recipe using rye malt mash. At 100 proof, it has a smooth taste with a subtle sweetness. “Apple Pie Alabama ‘Shine is our next product,” said Ray. “We have a variety of flavors in the works.”
Stills Crossroads Alabama ‘Shine is made in Stills Crossroads, Alabama, a community in south Bullock County. Because of its pure water, Bullock County has long been known around the state for having the best illegal moonshine. The team at High Ridge Spirits is thrilled to be continuing the tradition in a way that will bring jobs and new industry to the area.
“We couldn’t have done this without help from the State ABC Board,” Ray said. “
Licensing a distillery hasn’t occurred in Alabama since Prohibition was enacted and it was a learning experience for us and the ABC Board. We truly appreciate their cooperation in helping us through this process.”
A release party in the Montgomery area is scheduled for Wednesday night, October 23, 2013, at the Railyard Brewing Company in downtown Montgomery. Stills Crossroads ‘Shine will be available for purchase there and at your local ABC store soon. Other events are scheduled around the area, including the Farm to Fork Food Invasion at Hampstead in Montgomery on October 24th and the Martie Party on Dauphin Island on November 2nd.
We are thrilled to be listed by Southern Living Magazine as one of the 5 hottest things in the South! Check out the details below:
"Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.
2. Alabama’s first legal distillery. Brewery consultant Jamie Ray of Bullock County, Alabama (near Montgomery) has opened the first licensed distillery in the state, High Ridge Spirits Distillery. Look out for his first sipper, the Stills Crossroads ‘Shine next month."