Redmont Distilling Company brings spirit to Birmingham

Redmont Distilling Company
Silky smooth! Photo via Redmont Distilling Company on Facebook

We all know that Birmingham is famous for its breweries, but did you know that we have several spirit distilleries in The Magic City as well? Check out Redmont Distilling Company—and find out where you can pick up a bottle in Birmingham.

Redmont Distilling Company

Redmont Distilling Company
Redmont Vodka at a local ABC store. Photo via Redmont Distilling Company on Facebook

As you can tell by the name, Redmont Distilling Company is intertwined with the history of Birmingham. Founders Stephen Watts and Jake Hendon drew inspiration from Birmingham’s Red Mountain, honoring Birmingham’s history and culture.

Redmont Vodka is corn-based, making it gluten free 🙌. Since it’s distilled 8 times through advanced carbon filtration systems, Redmont Vodka has a super smooth finish without a harsh aftertaste.

Although Redmont was recognized as “Alabama Distillery of the Year” in 2017, it began to disappear off the shelves. For a while, it seemed like this Birmingham distillery would go under.

Reemergence

Redmont Distilling Company
Charles Barkley, co-owner of Redmont Distilling, signs bottles in 2020. Photo via Redmont Distilling Company on Facebook

Then, in 2019, Redmont Distilling relaunched with new owners—including basketball legend and Birmingham native Charles Barkley. In addition to reigniting their internet presence, they helped sponsor Birmingham Freedom Fest, serving up delicious cocktails.

In Fall 2019, Redmont opened a new distillery in East Avondale, next to Cahaba Brewing Company.

Local artist Shawn Fitzwater, famous for restoring some of Birmingham’s “ghost signs,” recently painted a couple of logos for Redmont at their distillery.

Find Redmont Distilling Near You

Want to try a Redmont Vodka Moscow Mule? Photo via Redmont Distilling Company on Facebook

Since we’re all stuck inside, now is the time to perfect that cocktail recipe you’ve been trying to make. Make sure to pick up Redmont Vodka at your local ABC Store and give it a shot. Get started with the Redmont Vodka Moscow Mule:

  • 2oz Redmont Vodka
  • 6oz ginger beer
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 slice of lime
  • *serve in an ice cold copper mug

What is your favorite cocktail made with Redmont Vodka? Tag @bhamnow on social media to share!

  • Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.