About Us

About SME Alcohol

Our mission is to provide clean and renewable products to our customers and quality returns for our investors while providing safe and ethical working conditions and benefits for our employees.

What Makes SME Alcohol Different


Meeting ISO 9001:2015 standards demonstrates our commitment to top-notch work and products.


Because we closely follow GMP standards, our facility is always above board and tour-ready.


With custom SDA blend capabilities, we can create and register any approved formula.


We work closely with our customers to provide ongoing collaboration and support.

Our Team

SME operates with 50 talented and skilled employees, is governed by a 11-member Board of Managers, and more than 460 investors.


While our practices are earth-friendly, so are our renewable plant-based alcohol products and byproducts. And with all of our corn being sourced locally, there’s less waste and travel, which drastically reduces our carbon footprint.

Our Facility

We’re a corn dry-mill distillery located in Carrollton, Missouri, that operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our feedstock is 20 million bushels of corn, all purchased from local farmers, maximizing local economic value in an environmentally responsible way. 

SME began production in May 2008 and produced over 70 million gallons of alcohol annually. Upgrades to the distillation system were completed in April of 2021. Our new state-of-the-art system can produce over 20 million gallons of grain neutral spirits and allow for production at any proof and any blend.

The conversion of grain to alcohol also results in the production of 160,000 tons of animal feed annually. The animal feed is sold as dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and modified wet distillers grains with solubles (MWDGS). In 2012, SME began recovering distillers corn oil (DCO), an additional product that is sold into the animal feed and biodiesel markets. 

See How Our Products Can Work for You

We’re happy to provide samples of our high-quality products upon request.