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Satsuma-infused Vodka now available

Our 3rd spirit is now available via ABC wholesale with code A1792.

For this spirit, we harvested hundreds of pounds of Satsuma oranges by hand at a farm near Mobile. We brought them back to Birmingham, peeled them, dried the peels, and put them in our botanical basket. We’re distilling through the Satsuma peels to extract the flavors, resulting in a smooth, crisp, citrus flavor.

By in News Comments Off on 2016 Year in Review: Redmont’s Top 9

2016 Year in Review: Redmont’s Top 9

2016 was a big year for Redmont – after many long years of studying, learning, navigating red tape, and patiently waiting, we finally began producing and selling spirits. This is a look back at some of our most memorable moments of 2016.

We’ve made a lot of new friends and have seen a tremendous amount of support from Point Clear to Florence – and everywhere inbetween. We couldn’t be here today without the help of local suppliers and partners, and faith that Birmingham and the State of Alabama are ready to embrace locally distilled spirits. We’ve had lots of big steps for a small business!

Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are our Redmont’s Top 9 happenings of 2016:

9) Nearly 1000 hrs of distilling
In 2016, we put in close to 1000 hrs distilling vodka, gin, and satsuma-infused vodka – and MANY more filtering, cleaning, bottling, and labeling. We’ve developed recipes, revised them, mastered the art of consistency, and have fine-tuned all of our processes. With every batch we’ve learned something new, and our standards get higher in terms of spirit quality, ingredients, and energy efficiency.

8) Getting “Retail Listed” status
November was an exciting time as our vodka and gin both became “listed” starting in that month. Before November, our spirits were available at ABC stores as a Wholesale product only. Bars and restaurants could buy it for re-sale, but we weren’t an official consumer product at ABC’s. Now, though, our spirits are Retail Listed and available at more than 70 ABC stores around Alabama.

7) Redmont Vodka won Silver Medal at Washington Cup Competition
In the spring of 2016 we decided to see how our vodka stacked up against national competition by entering it into the Washington Cup Spirits Awards. To our delight, Redmont Vodka placed 2nd and won the Silver Medal confirming what we had thought – that we’re really on to something special!

6) First annual Satsuma harvest
After our successful gin launch, we began to ponder what could be our 3rd spirit. After much trial and error, we came across the perfect local ingredient and flavor profile – the Satsuma. Satsumas are ready to harvest in November so we took a road trip down to the beautiful Alabama coast and harvested many hundreds of pounds of Satsuma oranges to bring back to Birmingham. We peeled and dried the Satsumas, and we’re working hard now to extract the delicious flavors through vapor infusion. We expect our Satsuma harvest to become an annual event as we continue our Grove-To-Glass process.

5) United Johnson Brothers of Alabama
UJB of Alabama are true partners and supporters of Redmont. In Alabama, we aren’t required to have a broker or distributor (as ABC acts as the distributor), but we choose to work with UJB to help work through the ABC processes, ensure our spirits are stocked and in the right stores, and help us sell as much liquor as we can. UJB are real pro’s – they are Alabama’s largest wine distributor and have unmatched experience moving spirits in the State of Alabama as they also represent world-class brands like Jack Daniels, Old Forester, Breckenridge, Cooper’s Craft and Woodford Reserve. We are confidently in good hands with our friends at UJB.

4) Our first employee
During the summer we realized we just don’t have the time to distill AND be at bars and restaurants promoting our products. Therefore, we hired our first employee, Michelle Williams who we met at Good People Brewing Company. We love Good People and knew immediately Michelle was the perfect fit for our first sales rep position. In December, Michelle completed her MBA from UAB and will be leaving Redmont to pursue other opportunities. She’ll be missed but remains part of the Redmont family for life (we’re sort of like a really friendly gang)!

3) Events, events, and more events!
Slossfest, Slicefest, Mafioaza’s Shakedown Fest, Secret Stages, Crestwood Crawl, Make BHAM, Pepperplace Market, Third Thursdays, First Fridays Art After Dark, YP Birmingham, Launch parties at Lou’s and Tavern on 1st – and probably many more that I can’t recall…We’ve had a LOT of fun over the past year. The hard work of distilling at 5AM and cleaning at midnight has been counter-balanced by launch parties at our favorite bars and good times with friends at local festivals and events.

2) Alabama Cotton Gin launch
In June we launched our second spirit, Alabama Cotton Gin. With our unique process we became the first distillery in the world to use cotton as a botanical, creating the perfect gin flavor. Our Alabama Cotton Gin tastes the way gin is supposed to taste.

1) Redmont Vodka launch
Back in late February and early March, the first bottles of Redmont Vodka became available via the ABC. This was a historical moment for Birmingham as we joined the ranks of other cities around the country that have begun to embrace locally distilled craft spirits. Our vodka is distilled from 100% corn, is gluten free, non-GMO, and kosher.

 

Thanks to all of our friends and family that have helped make Redmont a success in 2016 as we move into 2017 and beyond!

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College Football Kickoff Party at WorkPlay

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Come to WorkPlay on Saturday September 3rd to watch all the big college football games. Redmont will be hosting a free spirits tasting from 6-8PM on Saturday evening and the football will be going on before and after the tasting event.

 

By in News Comments Off on Gin launch party at Tavern on 1st

Gin launch party at Tavern on 1st

Come to the Alabama Cotton Gin launch party at Tavern on 1st on June 23rd from 6-8! The talented staff at Tavern will be crafting delicious gin cocktails that highlight Birmingham’s own local gin.

Free gin cocktails for the first 50 people who come after 6pm!
Live music by Michael Latham!
Redmont t-shirts and swag for sale!
Slossfest ticket giveaway! (2 free tickets, winner drawn at 8)

Don’t miss this event!

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Redmont Vodka at Slossfest

Redmont Vodka is the official vodka of Slossfest 2016. Be sure to visit the Redmont Vodka Lounge at Slossfest for specialty drinks.

By in News Comments Off on (Un)official launch party at Lou’s Pub

(Un)official launch party at Lou’s Pub

Thursday March 10th come to Lou’s Pub in Lakeview from 4-7 for $4 Redmont cocktails and a chance to win t-shirts from Yellowhammer or 2 tickets to Sloss Festival. Every Redmont drink is a chance to win! Drawing will be held at 7PM.

Come join the party!

By in News Comments Off on We’re officially launched

We’re officially launched

After years of hard work, Redmont Vodka is now available in bars, restaurants, and liquor stores throughout Alabama. We’ve been told that bars and restaurants are able to order cases of our vodka via the ABC website, and we’ve had reports that some ABC stores that have cases are selling individual bottles.

Thanks everyone for your support through this process, and please ask your bartender or server if they’ve got our vodka yet!

Here’s the first reported bottle, from FoodBar in Vestavia Hills:

Here’s a case sighting at the ABC in Moody/Leeds:

This is a Redmont case at the ABC in Leeds. We’ve heard the ABC stores are selling single bottles if you ask for it – go get a bottle!

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Here’s a bottle purchased in Sheffield at a private non-ABC liquor store (sorry about the wrinkled label, we’re working on it!):

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Here we are in St. Florian, Alabama:

Redmont Vodka sighting in St Florian Alabama, we're spreading far and wide with this first shipment!

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By in News Comments Off on Redmont Vodka – Now Available To Order via ABC

Redmont Vodka – Now Available To Order via ABC

We’re pleased to announce that Redmont Vodka can now be ordered through the ABC via Special Order. Simply use ABC code A5664 to place your order for a 6-pack case.

Folks have been asking us, what’s your story? Our story is simple: Damn good vodka, distilled and bottled right here in Birmingham. Once you try it, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

 

Ready to start serving Birmingham’s first spirit? Contact your ABC rep today and ask for Redmont Vodka!

 

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Today we received our ABC license

It’s been a long time coming, but today we received our license from the State of Alabama ABC. Still a few more tasks ahead but we’ll be in restaurants, bars, and liquor stores in Alabama soon.

 

 

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DSP Approved

Today we received our DSP approval from the TTB and are now the first federally licensed distillery in Birmingham. We’ll hopefully be on shelves in the coming months.

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