Like good whiskey itself, certain things in life take time. A new craft whiskey distillery in Troy is no exception to the rule!
Years in the making
Announcements and plans for a $13.5 million new craft whiskey distillery in Troy made headlines in 2017 originally. Four years later, the distillery is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Last month, state officials and community leaders alike gathered for the ground-breaking ceremony at 111 Braswell St., the site of the future distillery and tasting experience.
Soon construction will start on the factory to distill and bottle the whiskey as well as a mill, still house, rickhouse, a restaurant, gift shop, museum, apple orchard and amphitheater.
As of now the projected completion date for the new craft whiskey distillery in Troy is in the spring of 2023. At that time, production will begin immediately.
Meanwhile, construction will continue on the additional buildings like the museum and gift shop.
Fans of Alabama’s official state spirit, Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, can expect to taste the first product produced at the new factory sometime in 2027.
However, you don’t have to wait until then to try the smooth whiskey aged in charred oak casks lined with baked apples—just like Clyde used to make.
Currently, Conecuh Ridge Distillery brands are produced in Kentucky and bottled in Florida. That means you can buy their famous whiskey, bourbon and rye online now. You might also be able to find it in a store or bar near you thanks to the locator.
More about Clyde May
The man. The myth. The legend. Clyde May was once known as Alabama’s “most wanted” moonshiner. But today he is known as an expert whiskey maker that embodied a commitment to high-quality spirits.
A World War II hero, Clyde returned home and found his way to the Conecuh Ridge where he honed his craft and started a family in the 1940s. Eventually, the law caught up with Clyde and he served eight months in prison.
He continued to distill his sought-after Alabama whiskey for years to come. By 2001, his son Kenneth took the recipe to Kentucky and began the legal production of his family legacy.
The new craft whiskey distillery in Troy certainly gives residents something to look forward to while providing jobs with construction and such from the start! If you find yourself making a move to our growing city, we’re ready to welcome you home. In the meantime, find out more about our town when you read our blogs!