Distillery located in Troy, plans restaurant, lodging

Published 1:22 am Friday, September 15, 2017

Gov. Kay Ivey joined local leaders at the Johnson Center for the Arts Thursday to officially announce that Conecuh Ridge Distillery will be locating in Troy.
The distillery is the producer of “Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey,” the official state spirit of Alabama since 2004.
Roy Danis, CEO, said the process of choosing a home for the company has been a long and difficult one, but that he’s proud to be bring Clyde May’s whiskey home to Troy.
The whiskey wasn’t originally made in Pike County, his still was situated a bit farther north in Bullock County, but Danis said it was this site located right off of the Conecuh River that made the best fit for the distillery.

Danis said the brand will continue to grow and will hopefully one day bring tourists from around the country and the world to Troy.
“We’re available in all 50 states plus some other territories,” Danis said. “A Nielsen industry study shows we’re the fastest growing American whiskey.”
Danis said the center is planned to eventually house not just the distillery, but a restaurant and even a lodging facility as it grows.