Lloyd Keel, Distiller at Gibson Distilling in Headland Alabama
Our Master Distiller, Lloyd Keel, began his distilling career in the 70’s learning the craft of distilling. Over the past several decades he has experimented with many grains and processes to make spirits – some so bad that they had to be used as fire starter and a few so good he kept the recipe for production product. Over time, he has perfected the science and the art of selecting the proper grains, water, and yeast for his creations. He has mastered the art of making the “cuts” and developed his process for making a quality whiskey. His quest for perfection has enabled George Gibson Distilling to launch our premium Small Batch and Single Barrel products. These include the George Gibson Rye Whiskey, Corn Whiskey, and Corn Vodka.
The Corn Whiskey made from the Butchers Apron Red Corn, White Sweet Corn, and Hopi Blue Corn will be ready for sale on June 26th 2019. The release of this product is timed to be enjoyed on your 4th of July celebration. This Corn Whiskey will only be available at the Distillery and the bottle production run will be limited to 120 bottles. The balance of the production will be put in barrels for ageing and it will be a couple of years before it will be available.
Tasting Events at the Distillery
Come by the distillery and taste our product. The distillery is open from 1:00 – 8:00 on Wednesday – Saturday. One of our staff will be happy to let you taste our products. Tastings are free. You must be 21 to taste however.
Tours at the distillery
Come by and tour the facility and see how we make our products. The distillery is a micro distillery so you can get the tour in about 10 minutes.
We are planning on several events at the distillery — around the end of October we will be having a “spirited” event.