A Bourbon aged in white oak with charred oak chips in the cask to take wood contact to the extreme.
John Sharp and his son Jimmy ran a business in Montgomery, Alabama. But that business required a lot of travel. When Jimmy’s daughter Lily was born in 2014, they knew they had to start something different. They founded the John Emerald Distilling Company — the first legal distillery in Alabama since Prohibition — in the tiny town of Opelika and named it after John’s father. They make a Rum, Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, and their signature Alabama Single Malt Whiskey.
John Emerald Purveyor’s Series Double Wood Bourbon follows in the spirit of the Purveyor’s Series by adding wood chips into the barrel during aging. In this case it is a match-up of white oak casks and charred white oak chips to greatly increase the wood contact and accelerate aging. At 43% ABV, the essence of wood permeates the Spirit and brings smoothness.
Super tasty. Sweet front with vanilla. Smooth finish
Smooth and sweet with a spicy finish
Decent, but not spectacular. Pretty smooth, so you can actually swallow a few pours (a bit of water helps) but there's better at this price point.
This is one of the smoothest bourbons I've ever had. I'd love a little more vanilla on the finish, but for the price, it's an easy bottle to keep in the bar for summer evenings on the porch.
I liked it. Strange that others thought it had too much bite or smoky. I thought is was smooth, easy drinking but lacked notable flavors. Everyone's taste's are different, that's why there are so many bourbon choices.
This is so bad. Tastes like straight up WOOD. Like trucker stop wood. Tastes like I’m blowing a trucker delivering pesticides to Archer Daniels Midland. Don’t even give this away because even that is a insult to the value of a dollar.
Good starter whiskey but left something to be desired. Taste changed dramatically as it sits...becomes bitter/charcol falvored. Not one for a slow sip, but might work better mixed.
I really thought it had way to much bite and not much real depth. The Oak over dominated any othe complexity the Bourbon MAY have had in it.
Too much oak. This doesn’t taste like bourbon at all.
Interesting, but a bit too flavorful.
Loved it smooth and great taste
Tasty offering. Sweet and smooth. Great neat.
Has a nice flavorful punch as it touches all parts of your mouth with a gentle burn when you swallow that extends to your nose. If you do not like the oak flavor this may not be your favorite
Smooth flavor, goes down easy but lacks the depth of some better bourbons.
Initial flavor, smoothness, mixes well if you mix but just as good/better neat.
It took a few tastings for me to understand this pour. I liked the Oak flavor but prefer the Woodford Double Oaked. I would not purchase again, but it's not terrible for the price.
I enjoyed the smoothness of it, but felt like it tasted more like a Scotch then Bourbon
Overpowering Oak ruined it for me.
Tastes like they oak aged with charcoal which is basically what they did - no barrel aging. True bourbon lovers will be highly disappointed. Would I buy again if purchasing? No.
A good bourbon to get your feet wet, not a super complex flavor other than oak but not a lot of burn either
awesome flavor and very smooth.
This was a very smooth bourbon and could easily replace Jack Daniels Single Barrel as my bourbon of choice. The flavor was excellent with no "burn" at all.
Low on my list not much aroma
If you like the oak flavor, this is for you. I was interested in ordering a new bourbon with my first sampler; shame if was this one. To me, the double oak gives it a sharp, young taste. It makes an ok Manhattan, so it won't be wasted.
I like oak and this has it. Not as complex as I’d like, as I’m a huge fan of Woodford Double Oaked but this is drinkable and price is right. I’ll try it in a cocktail next.
Not a favorite, not sure where they were heading with the flavor profile. The double oak overwhelms everything else besides letting an unannounced sweetness through.
Good mellow taste with good body
Slightly dry but smooth with hint of vanilla, very good bourbon and at that price can't beat it.
My palate may not be as sophisticated as some others as I am just beginning my Bourbon education but I like the oak taste and substance while sipping leisurely while watching a rerun of Gunsmoke
Smooth, oaky. Did tasting with my dad.
Not a fan, maybe because it’s noticeably young and all the oak does not help the lack of age.
If you like oak, you'll like this. Solid yet unspectacular. It is better with a finger of water or 1-2 melted ice cubes in it- mellows out the oak a bit.
I mean, it's a $35 bottle of double wood bourbon. It's OK. There is a shit ton of woody flavor, doesn't quite reach the standard of woodford reserve double oak but it's OK.
Unlike the rye, do not get that rye!!
It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t for me. I felt like I was drinking something that my furniture soaked in. Maybe it’s just a poor palette.
Way too much oak!
I get nothing but oak 2x4 on the palate.
Instead of double oak it should be called oak to the tenth power.
Not bad, but not something that’s going to bring you back for more. It’s definitely a young whiskey. I was hoping it would be somewhat similar to old forester 1910. That was probably an unfair expectation because they are nothing alike.
Love the complexity of nose to finish. Bold in all the right ways from spice to oakiness. Well worth a try and has a nice price break.
Love the smoky flavor and smell!
If that’s what you like this is for you!
Good for cocktails, not my favorite as a stand-alone
a hidden gem. really nice and smooth.
I love bourbon but this was too smoky and woody after taste. It was my first double oaked so maybe thats why. Not smooth at all. :(
Tasty. Smooth. Oak / chip finish
Too smoky and bitter. Not smooth
This was a bourbon that I didn’t know! It was fantastic. Very easy to drink and the flavors that it provides is one of the best I’ve had!
I don't really care for the taste. It has too much oak taste.
Too much wood. Tastes like a chair.
Oaky. Lots of complex flavors with a great finish.
Oaky Oak Oak. Very nice finish. Tastes like a winter campfire. Warm, comforting, relaxing. Never knew I could like something from Alabama, especially Bourbon
Use for mixed drinks. Nothing to speak of. Look elsewhere
Not terribly flavorful. Left a bit to be desired, in my opinion.
Not as flavorful as I prefer my bourbons.
Daily drink definite. Will empty quickly.
Flavor was too light. tasted like it needed fuller flavor
Smoky and tasty, a little bit of heat. Not bad for the price. A good sipper, not the best mixer.
Wants to act like an irish whiskey (which my wife loves) or a Jack Daniels Rye (which I love). So...we love it!
I am really enjoying this bourbon. Easy to enjoy on the rocks and the extra oak flavor makes for a really good old fashioned. I will definitely purchase this again.
Rich and enjoyable. Easy to drink straight up, with enough character to make you pause and enjoy the experience. A wonderful surprise, and such a deal.
I love oak. But for the first time in my life I think I've found a bourbon that is a little too oakey for me.
This is a new bourbon for me. I usually use Makers Mark for mixing with ginger etc., Woodford Reserve and Blanton’s are 2 of my go to for on the rocks or neat. After my first taste of John Emerald’s Purveyor’s Series, it will become a regular in my personal Top-Shelve Bar.
Terribly disappointing. Awful stench and horrible aftertaste.
If you like a very smoky, woody oak flavor this is for you. If not...stay away.
Definitely needs a cut of water. Other than that, its pretty good for the price. Spicy at the start oaky finish towards the end
Very smooth whiskey, pleasant easy drinking. I like it a lot. In regards to the world of Bourbon it is lacking the heavier character and complexity of a great bourbon. But in the general world of whiskys it is a really good pour. Should be especially appealing to people who like a lighter whiskey. For what it is I highly recommend it.
Nicely surprised. Neat was a little rough. Little water opened it up. On the rocks I got a bit of smoke on the nose. Nice carmel and a bit spice.
I appreciate this bourbon for what it is basic. Solid flavor full finish easy on the pallet
Great smoky flavor!
Fantastically sweet and crisp.
Wow what a surprise. Got it as my quarterly bottle with little expectation. Hit my taste profile square on the head. Great balanced flavor and extremely smooth. Perfect for sipping on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail. Makes a great sour with my fresh key limes.
Drinking this, you'd think it's much more expensive than it is. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but was surprisingly impressed! It's rich with everything you like about bourbon while adding layers of flavor from the different kinds of wood. It has a rich mouthfeel with clear flavors of corn and caramel. The sweetness is balanced by the toasty notes and tannins from the wood. You can taste how each type of wood is imparting different flavors into the bourbon. This was really interesting. My scotches haven't been opened since I tried this bottle. It's been my "go to" drink after dinner.
I’d copy and paste this review - my sentiments exactly.
Smooth, creamy, a real delight. I want more.
Horrible I don’t know what else to say except skunk bourbon .
Vanilla flavour and very pleasing to the palate. Excellent either Davidoff Tampa cigar!!
Caramel Bomb! Flaviar tasting notes are correct but this is a little too sweet and too one dimensional. Nice long but light finish and very sweet. This is more of a dessert sipper.
Very smooth and warm. Taste like a cool fall night.
Like a lot of the reviews state - great sipper. Try neat first and then with a dash of water if you want an extremely smooth dram.
When sipped neat, the nose of this whiskey is incredible. Definitely a result of the toasted oak. I’m a fan and will buy again.
Anything you'd compare this to?
great bourbon at a great price. I fed like I should give it all the stars but I'll stick with what I rated. Very smooth very good flavor. I bought some for gifts I liked it so much!
Tasty with ice. Smooth drinking.
Very smooth and delicious
So smooth! Dry with a short finish. Strong caramel notes. No problem drinking this bourbon neat.
Sweet and smooth. May have turned me into a bourbon drinker. Brought it camping.
I found this to be a very smooth easy to drink whiskey. I really enjoyed it and would buy it again.
Perfect for sipping
Excellent, especially for the price. Love the caramel with spice
Easy to drink and the toasted chips give it a great flavor
Good oak. Starts sweet and ends with a quick spicy finish. Sweetness lingers.
Fantastic sip, enjoyed every drink and could sit there and smell this for hours. This is most definitely a dessert drink.
On the nose, I get charcoal fuel (but I also have a pretty banged up snout). But that doesn't play into how nice this is. This is an easy sipper... smooth and mellow. I get a sweet corn and caramel, with a hint of vanilla and char. Definitely enjoying this and will look to purchase more.
Excellent,smooth,caramel with a spice
Very smooth. Enjoyed it on the rocks. Definitely will purchase again.
Heavy oak with a sweet finish reminiscent of maple syrup. Very nice, will definitely buy this one again.
Great smooth taste. Works well for an Old Fashion.
It’s very smooth. A little bit of a Smokey burn after taste but minimal. Will buy again.