moonshine distillery Alabama

High Ridge Spirits, LLC Facebook page

Alabama's first legal distillery since Prohibition has opened in a county famous for producing illegal whiskey.

High Ridge Sprits operates in a former horse barn in rural Bullock County. Its shiny metal tanks and spotless concrete floor look like any food processing facility. Employees' relaxed pace indicate there are no worries about a raid by state liquor agents.

High Ridge Spirits, LLC Facebook page

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.