Dettling 1867

Founded in early 2014 by Seth and Vicki Dettling, Big Escambia Spirits set out to build a family owned distillery capable of challenging our favorite spirit categories, with exceptional ingredients and processes. The first and only Straight Bourbon Whiskey made in Alabama




The heart of any Bourbon is corn. It is paramount to have great corn as the starting point. We are fortunate to be located in the extreme southern corn belt with our climate and soils being ideal for this task. From the many corn varieties tested, we selected a special conventional non-gmo corn seed. Our flavor grains come from the craft beer and baking worlds. We use grains from Germany, Chile, USA, and Canada. With all of our Straight Bourbon Whiskeys a majority of the grains are grown here in Alabama. Only full-sized barrels crafted from multi-year air cured American Oak staves are used for all of our whiskeys. We take no short cuts at any point in the process. The extreme Alabama heat does the rest!

Founder Seth Dettling in the rickhouse with aging spirit