George Keel, Distiller at Gibson Distilling in Headland Alabama
Our Master Distiller, George 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 or ant killer 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.
George’s Red White and Blue Corn Whiskey made from the Butchers Apron Red Corn, White Sweet Corn, and Hopi Blue Corn was offered for sale on June 26th 2019. The release of this product was timed to be enjoyed on your 4th of July celebration. This corn whiskey was only available at the Distillery and the bottle production run was limited to 120 bottles. The balance of the production was put in barrels for ageing and it will be a couple of years before it will be available. This product sold out almost before the end of the week that it was released. The second batch was released in November and sold out in 5 days. The next batch will be available in February 2020.
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.