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Union Springs Alabama

Union Springs, a small historic town, is the county seat of Bullock County. Located in southeast Alabama, it is less than an hour’s drive from several destination cities, including Montgomery, Auburn, Troy, and Eufaula.

Confederate Soldiers of the Perote Guards Posing With an Artillery Piece in the Perote Sand Batteries Near Mobile, Alabama (1861)

Perote Alabama

The Perote Guards were organized in 1859 in Perote, presently in Bullock County, Alabama. The first Captain was George William Dawson. They were sent to Pensacola, Florida, where they became Company D of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment. The 1st Alabama Infantry surrendered on April 7, 1862, at Island No. 10.

High Ridge Spirits | Stills Crossroads Alabama

High Ridge Spirits

High Ridge Spirits

Alabama’s first legal distillery since Prohibition has opened in a county famous for producing illegal whiskey.  

High Ridge Spirits operates in a former horse barn in rural Bullock County. Its shiny metal tanks and spotless concrete floor look like any food processing facility. Employees’ relaxed pace indicate there are no worries about a raid by state liquor agents. Head distiller Jamie Ray says it’s a little different from the way it’s been done in the woods of Bullock County for decades.

Bullock County Alabama Map

Bullock County Alabama

Bullock County Alabama
 

Bullock County Alabama has a population of 10,914. In 1867, Union Springs was chosen as the county seat. Its name is in honor of Colonel Edward C. Bullock of Barbour County.  
Bullock County Alabama Cities:
Union Springs, Alabama
The area that became Union Springs was first settled by white men after the Creek Indian removal of the 1830s. Twenty-seven springs watered the land, giving rise to the name of Union Springs.

Clyde Mays Whiskey Alabama Style

Conecuh Ridge Whiskey

Conecuh Ridge Whiskey

Conecuh Ridge is described as an “Alabama Style Tippling Whiskey”, a rather imprecise designation which basically means that it is patterned after the spirits that would have been available at informal “tippling houses”. Clyde May used spring water from Southern Alabama and added oven-dried apples to his barrels. The resulting hints of green apple and cinnamon not only made it smoother than other whiskeys—they’re what made it Alabama Style. It is then aged for five to six years in heavy-toast charred white oak barrels. Conecuh Ridge Whiskey is a type of whiskey produced and officially marketed as “Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey” by Conecuh Ridge Distillery Inc. It is marketed as a high-quality aged moonshine whiskey which was produced illegally in Alabama during the mid to late 20th century.