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Sweet Home Spirits Distillery Announces Grand Opening in Leeds, AL.

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LEEDS, Ala. – Sweet Home Spirits Distillery, a small batch distillery located in the Leeds Historic and Entertainment District, is excited to announce its grand opening on May 11, 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., and the grand opening weekend will continue through May 14, with hours of operation from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Street Address is 8316 Parkway Drive, Suite 120.

“Our distillery will provide a unique experience for craft spirits lovers, and it gives us the opportunity to engage directly with the community about our small batch liquors. This facility will be our springboard for our research of new products and our prototype of future developments,” said Austin Creel, President and founder of Sweet Home Spirits Distillery.

Customers can purchase Sweet Home Spirits bottles to go, enjoy 1.5-ounce sample flights, and craft cocktails on site during the grand opening weekend. Following the grand opening, the tasting room will be open on Thursdays through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with private event bookings available.

Sweet Home Spirits will celebrate its two-year anniversary on May 5 and now offers a Brick and Mortar Tasting Room. The distillery is proud to offer a unique experience for craft spirits enthusiasts, and its commitment to quality, sustainability, and community is evident in its small batch liquors.

“We started this journey in 2020 and are thrilled to be able to continue it by opening our own distillery in Leeds. We are as grassroots as they come with 25 founders who cobbled together their time and resources to make this dream a reality. Starting as a modest brand with two package stores, we’ve grown to be in over 200 shelves in Alabama and Georgia. We welcome you to “Share a Taste of Home” in our new home at the ‘Stillery,” said Creel.

About Sweet Home Spirits Distillery: Sweet Home Spirits is a Leeds, Ala.-based craft distillery dedicated to making creative, authentic liquor and helping to build a great craft spirits culture within communities it serves. Founder, Austin Creel, is a Birmingham native with a passion for craft distilling. Born from his desire to bring exciting, flavorful, fresh small batch liquors to his hometown, Sweet Home Spirits is bringing the craft liquor tradition to Central Alabama.

For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on social media @drinksweethomespirits

Contact: Austin Creel President and co-founder Sweet Home Spirits Distillery (205) 305-0747 [email protected]

Sweet Home Spirits Turns 1!

May 24th, 2022 was the one year mark for SHS, so Austin Creel and Carl Baldone celebrated it by releasing the 2nd batch of their Alabama-Style ‘Sweet Home Divided’ whiskey.  

Soon after the Sweet Home Divided Release, Austin began preparing two new products that will be on shelves in August, the Sweet Home Campfire Whiskey and Sweet Home Limoncello.  Be on the lookout for these products!

“At Sweet Home Spirits, the greatest gift we’ve received this year is to have the continued support of our customers!  We’ve enjoyed making many new friends that are willing to hop on this Sweet Home Storyline and we hope to continue championing Alabama in the wide world of spirits.  We’ll continue trailblazing a path but will never forget our way home to Alabama!”

− Carl Baldone and Austin Creel

On May 5th, 2021, Sweet Home Spirits started with just 2 ABC Select Spirits package stores and have now grown to be in over 150 package stores across Alabama.


Sweet Home Spirits has an Etsy Page!

Our Sweet Home Founder, Sthefanny Hincapie, has been crafting some Sweet Home items that we believe will be a great addition to the spirits line we’ve made for our customers!


The Brand

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. All that changes now with the introduction of Sweet Home Spirits.

Sweet Home Spirits Bottles

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