John Emerald's Spurgeon's Barrel Aged Rum Wins in New York

John Emerald Distilling Company in Opelika, Alabama would like to announce their Spurgeon's Barrel Aged Rum has won a Silver Medal in the New York International Spirits Competition. "We are especially proud of our Silver Medal since the competition judges over 500 spirits from 54 different countries. " Said John Sharp, distiller and co-founder. "We also won Alabama Rum Distillery of the Year" said Jimmy Sharp, master distiller and co-founder. However, he was quick to point out that John Emerald is the only Rum distillery in Alabama. "But we'll take it anyway" noted Jimmy. In fact John Emerald is the only distillery to ever produce Rum in Alabama. Spurgeon's Barrel Aged Rum is made with su

Spurgeon Goes to Tennessee

Our Spurgeon's Barrel Aged Rum is about to embark on an adventure in travel. For months this spirit has only been available in our tasting room in downtown Opelika, Alabama, in one very good bar in Montgomery, Alabama (LeRoy) and a private package store in Auburn, Alabama (Charred Oak). But now Spurgeon is posed to meet the public outside Alabama. Starting next week Spurgeon will be traveling to Franklin, Tennessee and will make his debut in stores around the Nashville area. Now let me back up a bit and talk about Spurgeon and the rum that carries his name. John Spurgeon Hammack, or Spurge as he was called by his friends, was a man with humble beginnings. Born and raised with his brother A

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