Alabama has always played an important role in America’s pantheon of pop culture. Alabama football – Roll Tide. Forrest Gump, the Swampers of Muscle Shoals and, of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama –perhaps the most iconic song of the South.
But through all those years, she’s never had her own whiskey, well, legal whiskey, that is. Lotta stills in those hills, but until 2015, not a single distillery. It is here that Sweet Home Spirits wants to champion Alabama’s own whiskey and become a brand that exudes Alabama culture and a love of one’s home.
The brainchild of University of Alabama graduate, Austin Creel, Sweet Home Spirits pays homage to Alabama’s deep southern roots and its agrarian history. Its products are Alabama owned and Alabama proud.
What we are not is a reflection of Kentucky bourbon or Tennessee mash. We are here to define what makes an Alabama whiskey. Our’s is a blend of 75% sweet corn, 21% rye and just the right amount of malted barley to provide a smooth finish. This young whiskey is less about aging than about a proprietary filtering design that not only complements the traditional American whiskey profile but gives it a style all its own.
Our 100% corn vodka is three times filtered after a 10x distillation process. We have put a lot of time and distillation to make our vodka as smooth as can be. In fact, blind tastings have shown Sweet Home Vodka as the preferred spirit over other highly considered premium brands. This is largely due to the time and extra steps we take in distillation. This extra eﬀort removes any lingering vodka after taste that often tarnishes other premium brands.
Sweet Home Spirits is grass roots. And in that, we are Alabama. And we want our spirits to celebrate all that Alabama has to oﬀer – from her rich history to the promise of her future – her quaint towns to her bustling cities – her rolling farmland to her beautiful coastline. Ultimately, we want folks who’ve never even considered a visit Alabama to sip our spirits and imagine what it’s like to spend some time in Sweet Home Alabama.