Alabama's 1st Legal Distillery Opens

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A south Alabama company has opened what's being described as the state's first legal distillery.

High Ridge Spirits is making legal moonshine in the Stills Crossroads area of Bullock County. It is now bottling Stills Crossroads `Shine.

Brew master and distiller Jamie Ray says the company is Alabama's first legal distillery.

Not only did Ray have to meet strict federal regulations involving the Food and Drug Administration, but he also had to pass the state Alcoholic Beverage Control's guidelines.

The ABC board says two other groups are looking to open distilleries in Alabama.

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