Small Business of the Quarter
John Emerald Distilling Company
John & Jimmy Sharp, owners
706 N. Railroad Avenue l Opelika, AL 36801
334.737.5353 l www.johnemeralddistilling.com
This Small Business opened its doors 4 years ago and has been putting themselves and Opelika on the map ever since! Their products are sold in five states across the southeast. They have received many compliments for the high quality of all of their products and have won several awards including silver and bronze medals from the New York International Spirits Competition to gold and bronze awards from the American Distilling Institute.
They craft gin, vodka, whisky, and rum. They offer tours of the distillery and have a tasting room that allows customers to enjoy anything from Gene's Spiced Rum to Elizabeth Vodka. And just last week, they were featured in USA Today newspaper’s article: “50 States / 50 Distilleries Sourcing Locally” ---for their Hugh Wesley Gin.