Leslie's Muscadine Brandy is one of the only muscadine brandies in the world. It is named for the founder's great grandfather, Leslie Snodgrass, and made from locally grown muscadine grapes. John Emerald partners with local muscadine vineyards to source the grapes and then ages the brandy in used quarter cask (15 gallon) single malt whiskey barrels for approximately three years. By utilizing the smaller barrels and the thick Alabama heat, a much greater age equivalence is acheived. This is a truly unique product that is made in very small quantities. Jimmy Sharp, founder and master distiller, is hopeful to give a new life to this abundant southeastern crop by growing the category of muscadine brandy.
Proof 86 (ABV 43%)
John Emerald Distilling is a small batch craft distillery located in beautiful downtown Opelika, Alabama. We offer tours, cocktails, and bottle sales in house as well as distribute our spirits throughout Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, New York, California, Colorado, and Illinois.
We are proud of our heritage. From the original three Sharp brothers who ventured to America from Scotland to the namesake of our company, John Emerald Sharp, the Sharps have lived lives of integrity: honoring God, their fellow man and their family. So when it came time to name our distillery, the idea to honor our forefathers in name and spirit rang true.
The palate offers notes of caramel and dried fruit with a distinct muscadine flavor (earthy fruit) and a mild heat. It finishes with a tart fruit note and a slight brine.
The nose of this brandy is full of caramel, vanilla and raisins.
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