Our Master Distiller, Lloyd Keel, began his distilling career in the 70’s learning the craft of distilling. Over the past 50 years 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.
In the next production year Lloyd will make a sorghum based whiskey that was popular 100 years ago in the South a triticale whiskey, (a grain that is a cross between rye and wheat) and a blue corn and a red corn whiskey from grains sourced locally in Southeast Alabama.
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.