John Emerald Purveyor's Series Wood Rye

The Purveyor's Series Rye is aged in new American oak barrels. A unique method of finishing is employed, where pecan wood chips are added into the barrel, imparting the sweet and spicy rye with additional nutty pecan notes.
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John Emerald Distilling Company is a family-run small-batch craft distillery from Opelika, Alabama that has been operational since 2014. It is the first legal distillery that opened in the state since the end of the Prohibition era, a year short of a hundred years later. It all started when John and his son Jimmy Sharp, both homebrewers, started looking into opening a brewery. Finding the market to be oversaturated, they turned to craft distilling instead and started rigorous training and education. They came upon an old cotton warehouse in Opelika, a small and business-friendly town where the mayor welcomed them with open arms.

The distillery now operates on 8 thousand square feet and has a tasting room that is open for visitors. They produce several spirits using their 350-gallon hybrid pot, each product named after one of John's and Jimmy's ancestors ― their (grand) father John Emerald Sharp, a successful businessman, being the distillery's namesake. The spirits include award-winning gin, vodka, rum, and a single malt. The latter — John Emerald Alabama Single Malt Whiskey — is at the very core of their lineup and is the only one to share the name with the distillery itself. Then there's Hugh Wesley's Gin, Elizabeth Vodka, Spurgeon's Barrel Aged Rum, and Gene's Spiced Rum.

The John Emerald Purveyor's Series Double Wood is a rye whiskey that is aged in new American oak barrels. But there's a twist, the barrels are filled with pecan wood chips. This unique method of finishing the whiskey ensures that an extraordinary amount of liquid comes into contact with the wood, imparting the sweet and spicy rye with additional nutty pecan notes. The unique rye whiskey is bottled at 86 proof.

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Proof 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name John Emerald Distilling
Size 750mL
There are molasses on the nose along with some rye spice and cinnamon. The palate has a pleasant sweetness, some peppery spice, and prominent nutty notes, especially pecan. Finishes slightly warming and smoky with the rye spice and nuttiness lingering.
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