John Emerald Distilling is the first legal whiskey distillery in Alabama since Prohibition. They are a small batch craft distillery from Alabama and proud of it. located in beautiful downtown Opelika, Alabama. They are proud of their heritage. From the original three Sharp brothers who ventured to America from Scotland, to the namesake of their company, John Emerald Sharp, the Sharp's have lived lives of integrity, honoring God, their fellow man and their family. So when it came time to name their distillery, the idea to honor their forefathers in name and spirit rang true.