November 29, 2015

Hugh Wesley Sharp - The Namesake of Hugh Wesley's Gin

Hugh Wesley was born into the grain business.  His father John Wesley had a major grain milling business in Northern Missouri.  Hugh was quite the sporty dresser and as a teenager always wore a suit coat even if it w...

November 26, 2015

John Emerald Sharp was born in 1928 to Hugh and Elizabeth Sharp.  John’s family was what one might call merchant class.  They worked hard and were successful at their endeavors.  John definitely picked up a successful work ethic from his family. 

 

 John a...

November 22, 2015

 

 

John Emerald Distillery in Opelika, Alabama has released the first legal whiskey distilled in Alabama since Prohibition.  In 1915 Lem Motlow, the father of Jack Daniels, was forced to leave Alabama when the state instituted prohibition 5 years before the federal gove...

November 22, 2015

Jimmy and I give lots of distillery tours at John Emerald and there seem to be several questions we get over and over, so we thought sharing and answering those questions might be a good introduction to John Emerald and this blog. So here we go:

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