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James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey

James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey

Size: 0,7 l
(50.0% ABV)
€51,23
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  • BrandJames E. Pepper
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionIndiana
  • DistilleryMGP Indiana
  • Age4 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Revolutionary aristocrat brought back to life.

Between the two wars, there was a man with a vision in Versailles. The two wars were the American Revolution and the War of 1812, this Versailles was in Kentucky, and the visionary in question was Elijah Pepper. He was a Bourbon distiller who passed his family business to his son and grandson. The latter one was James E. Pepper, a colonel, a Bourbon aristocrat, and the creator of the Old Fashioned cocktail. His distillery was a powerhouse until 1958, when the entire industry fell on its knees.

But the Old 1776 Whiskey, a favorite of Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant, could not lay in oblivion forever, because good things tend to come back. Amir Peay, an entrepreneur from Georgetown decided to re-found the historic James E. Pepper Distillery and revive the brand. He spent years researching and analyzing the recipes and preserved bottles, and in 2008, the legend was back.

The 1776 Straight Bourbon is made from corn, malted barley and rye, mixed carefully in the ratios written down in a letter by Pepper himself. After they distill the Bourbon, they put it in virgin American oak casks and age it for at least three years. When one opens this precious bottle, hints of vanilla and caramel come through, accompanied by the notes of oak and spices. Peay used traditional methods championed by Pepper while restoring this Bourbon, which brought him a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013. And rightfully so.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy rye spicy rye
  • caramel caramel
  • spicy spicy
  • vanilla vanilla
  • honey honey
  • chocolate chocolate
  • clove clove
  • sweet sweet
  • oak oak
Appearance / Color
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, toffee and vanilla. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich bourbon sweetness, spicy rye, vanilla, honey, cloves and notes of chocolate. 

Finish
Oak and spice

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Revolutionary aristocrat brought back to life.

Between the two wars, there was a man with a vision in Versailles. The two wars were the American Revolution and the War of 1812, this Versailles was in Kentucky, and the visionary in question was Elijah Pepper. He was a Bourbon distiller who passed his family business to his son and grandson. The latter one was James E. Pepper, a colonel, a Bourbon aristocrat, and the creator of the Old Fashioned cocktail. His distillery was a powerhouse until 1958, when the entire industry fell on its knees.

But the Old 1776 Whiskey, a favorite of Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant, could not lay in oblivion forever, because good things tend to come back. Amir Peay, an entrepreneur from Georgetown decided to re-found the historic James E. Pepper Distillery and revive the brand. He spent years researching and analyzing the recipes and preserved bottles, and in 2008, the legend was back.

The 1776 Straight Bourbon is made from corn, malted barley and rye, mixed carefully in the ratios written down in a letter by Pepper himself. After they distill the Bourbon, they put it in virgin American oak casks and age it for at least three years. When one opens this precious bottle, hints of vanilla and caramel come through, accompanied by the notes of oak and spices. Peay used traditional methods championed by Pepper while restoring this Bourbon, which brought him a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013. And rightfully so.
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  • BrandJames E. Pepper
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionIndiana
  • DistilleryMGP Indiana
  • Age4 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy rye spicy rye
  • caramel caramel
  • spicy spicy
  • vanilla vanilla
  • honey honey
  • chocolate chocolate
  • clove clove
  • sweet sweet
  • oak oak
Appearance / Color
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, toffee and vanilla. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich bourbon sweetness, spicy rye, vanilla, honey, cloves and notes of chocolate. 

Finish
Oak and spice

Customer Reviews

Based on 675 reviews
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guest
Incredibly smooth despite it b...

Incredibly smooth despite it being 100 proof. It’s a sweeter whiskey but overall pretty balanced. I’ve recommended it to friends and they enjoyed it quite a bit as well. Will definitely keep this one on the shelf.

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Jeremy
Surprised to see some people d...

Surprised to see some people don't like the sweetness. I didn't notice as much sweetness as much as it was full-bodied and spicy. I think it's not a stellar bourbon, but it's very good for what it is.

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Jeffrey
Pretty Darn Good!

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Charles
Not a fan. Too sweet

Not a fan. Too sweet

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Stuart
Pretty Darn Good!

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