Thirteenth Colony began as a casual conversation among friends about making moonshine as Christmas gifts for friends, family, and employees.

Located in Americus, Georgia, Thirteenth Colony Distillery prides itself on producing unique, small batch spirits that are handcrafted for a great taste at a friendly price.

With each product offering we are determined to maintain the Thirteenth Colony commitment to producing only the highest quality, handcrafted spirits. We are committed to offering spirits in the southern tradition of pride in our products, great quality in every bottle, use of local ingredients and a personal and friendly touch in all we do. We began our spirits journey with the intent of making unique distilled spirits as gifts to our friends, our employees and our families. The saying made by friends for friends is more than a saying; it is how our journey in distilled spirits began, it permeates all our business dealings, it guides our product development and tells the essential story of Thirteenth Colony.

Alton Darby

Alton Darby

Chairman & CEO

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Lindsey Cotton

Vice President

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Gilbert S. Klemann, MD

VP Product Development

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Sally Lanier

General Manager


Graham Arthur

Production and Facilities Manager; Distiller


James Johnson

Sales Manager


Craig Youngblood

Director of Business Strategy

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Brian Sherret

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