Dread River was founded in the spirit of adventure, on the notion that life is precious, not fragile. We distill spirits for those inspired by challenge, who value progress over comfort, who seek out boundaries and push beyond them. At Dread River, every bottle is a story, every glass is an opportunity; to listen, to confide, to connect.

Let the current of adventure carry you and when you toast to your accomplishments, reach for us.

Bold. elegant. ready for anything.

Straight Bourbon

Straight Bourbon distilled from 60% corn, 30% wheat, and 10% malted barley, Dread River's flagship bourbon is the first bourbon distilled in Birmingham in over 100 years. 

Silver Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

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sherry finished rye

Made from 90% rye and 10% malted barley, this rye spends the last six months of its aging process in sherry barrels. With hints of tart cherry, the aroma is sweet and full. The spice of the rye is offset by toasted oak and sherry sweetness.

Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Blended whiskey

This blended whiskey was the first aged Dread River product and offers vanilla, caramel flavors with a nice butterscotch and chocolate finish, and a sweet and smoky aroma.

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Made from 100% Italian Wheat, Dread River's Vodka is sweet and floral and has a hint of citrus on the nose. This produces a crisp, clean finish with a lingering vanilla flavor on the pallet.

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Made with nine botanicals, herbs, and variations of citrus, Dread River's Gin has a refreshing and unconventional flavor, with hints of grapefruit, lemongrass, cucumber, and a subtle but delightful juniper finish.

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Our take on sweet, Caribbean-style unaged rum, we combine molasses and dark brown sugar to distill this rich, tropical spirit. 

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Blue agave spirit

Like Mexican tequilas, but distilled in Birmingham, AL, this "agave spirit" is surprisingly mellow with subtle fruity, earthy, herbal notes on the palate and a strong citrus fragrance.

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Double barrel aged agave

Our Double Barrel Aged Agave is the inaugural product in our Adventure Series. Distilled in Birmingham from 100% Blue Agave and aged nearly 3 years in both Bourbon and Sherry casks, this spirit is spicy, smoky, and even a little sweet.

Silver Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

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