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.