First whiskey legally made in Alabama in over 100 years.
When starting John Emerald Distilling (JED), owners and distillers John and Jimmy were thinking a lot about family. The news that Jimmy's daughter was on the way was the catalyst to shut down a previous business that kept Jimmy on the road for extended periods. Not wanting to miss Lily growing up, John Emerald Distilling was founded. Since the future of their family was the reason for starting John Emerald, Jimmy and John looked to the past to name the distillery.
Therefore, the distillery and all of their products are named after ancestors. Being American distillers with a Scottish ancestry, an American Single Malt Whiskey seemed appropriate. So after completing several distilling courses here in the US, Jimmy traveled to Scotland and trained at Springbank Distillery in Campbelltown, Scotland.
With knowledge acquired from Scottish whiskey making, John and Jimmy combined that knowledge with contemporary American Whiskey making techniques and John's Alabama Single Malt was born. In addition to being a great American Single Malt Whiskey, John's Alabama Single Malt was the first legal whiskey distilled and bottled in Alabama since Prohibition. A unique style of whiskey sharing characteristics of both bourbon and scotch. Lightly smoked with peach and pecan wood.
Color- Rich amber
Aroma - Dried cherries, vanilla and leather
Palate - Caramel, vanilla, soft smoke, oak tannins
Finish - Pecans, smoke and cinnamon
2016 Southern Living Magazine Food Awards - Beverage Category Winner.
2015 New York International Spirits Awards Bronze Medalist.