caramel
spicy rye
spicy
vanilla
honey
chocolate
clove
sweet
oak
Spiral James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey

James E. Pepper
1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

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
Price:
$29.99
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James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey is adored for its caramel, spicy rye, spicy and vanilla flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at MGP distillery, United States.

Based on 557 votes, the average rating for James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey is 7.6/10.

Top reviews for James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey:

— Loved it! Smooth, wonderful to leisurely sip.

— I thought it was an excellent bourbon. It's great in an old fashioned.

— Loved the taste profile, good bite to it but still great to sip on. So glad I added this to my collection
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Indiana
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    MGP
  • Age
    4 Year Old

James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 50%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey
Billy
Billy,
Very good for the price. Spicy and smooth
 
Frank
Frank,
Loved it!! Rich flavor and color - delish!
 
Raymond
Raymond,
I think this JAMES PEPPER Bourbon is great. Good taste and potent.
 
Joanne
Joanne,
Loved it! Smooth, wonderful to leisurely sip.
 
Robert
Robert,
Rich flavor and color, high proof but not as harsh as you would expect. High value at this price point.
 
Michael
Michael,
I’ve tried this bourbon straight and I’ve tried it mixed. No matter what I do to it, it just does not taste good. I would not recommend buying this bottle.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Good, but a little too bitter for me.
 
Josh
Josh,
If you enjoy the spicier high proof bourbons then you will like this more than I did. It was a bit too "hot" for my liking neat. It wasn't bad on an ice sphere but I will be using the remainder for cocktails like an old fashioned where the flavors will shine will mellowing the parts I am less a fan of with it's profile. It's a solid bourbon for $30ish but I prefer other high rye mash bills to this one. For the price point I would take Old Grand Dad 114 if you are familiar with that one. It's roughly the same price, smoother, and more rich in flavor to me.
 
Richard
Richard,
Rich but smooth, finished with a great taste
 
Todd
Todd,
This is one of the best purchases I've ever made on this site. The flavor was extraordinary and complex despite being high proof. I've had whiskey 2x the price that didn't taste nearly as good.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice but not as much flavor as I expected.
 
James
James,
Good drinking bourbon that you can take neat or with a large cube of ice. The spice was not notice at first but you get a little later on the slip. Still ranking my bourbon but this one could find a place on my bar.
 
Mario
Mario,
I didn't really like it that much. I know it's 100 proof, but it just felt a bit too harsh on the front end for my palate.
 
William
William,
Nice amount of spice, surprising smooth finish. Will buy again!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
My favorite daily drinker. Nice spice with caramel and burnt sugar. It's getting hard to find, though.
 
William
William,
Good bourbon, but a little stronger than I usually prefer. I like the taste, especially with an ice cube.
 
Vince
Vince,
I thought it was an excellent bourbon. It's great in an old fashioned.
 
Steve
Steve,
Too sweet (cinnamon flavor)
 
Lora
Lora,
spicy. clove up front, some oak, finishes sweet. very enjoyable, especially with a couple ice cubes, but spicy enough it's not going to be a regular go to for me
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This bourbon is very coarse. I was disappointed.
 
Steve
Steve,
A little on the sweet side, but still nice.
 
Sunni
Sunni,
Meh. I’d rather spend $30 and get a good bourbon. This one is earthy, ie. it tasted like dirt.
 
W.D.
W.D.,
Definitely a 100 proof bourbon. Slightly oaky and a chocolate, toffee finish
 
DAN
DAN,
Great kick for the price. Not to overbearing and great on the rocks.
 
Gene
Gene,
Price range and taste, I recommend this for the everyday occasion drink. I was expecting a heavy burn but is a great sip. On the rocks in the hot tub.... a little bit of heaven for this quarantine ... be well......
 
Tom
Tom,
Meh
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Pretty sweet. Great with old fashioneds.
 
Alex
Alex,
Smooth, caramel and vanilla complimented by a touch of spice on the back end. Excellent, especially for the price point.
 
david
david,
Definitely taste the spiciness of the rye, cherries, and chocolate. Medium finish. Great bottle for the price.
 
Barry
Barry,
Sweet tasting but the finish is way too harsh. Drinking it on the rocks helped. It will be on the bottom shelf of my bar. For the same price point Buffalo Trace blows this out of the water.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
After reading others reviews I was expecting it to be more harsh, surprisingly I found it to be rather smooth on ice with a splash of water, almost took on a minty taste with lots of vanilla and caramel flavor, strong on the nose but overall I enjoyed this and especially the strength for the price, will definitely purchase again
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I agree with Julie that this whiskey is a bit harsh. I was a bit disappointed at the flavor. It's not for the faint of heart.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
A solid bourbon with tastes if honey, vanilla and caramel with an oak finish. Has a soft mouth feel and goes great neat with a cigar. Definitely a staple for any home bar and under $30 dollars! Deffinetly worth keeping in regular rotation. James E. Pepper is becoming one of my favs.
 
Julie
Julie,
A bit harsh neat, more palatable on the rocks.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth to start and gently spicy finish.
 
Katie
Katie,
This is one strong bottle of whiskey. Not for the faint hearted!
 
Deven
Deven,
A nice balance of sweet and spicy. Good value for the money, definitely worth the price.
 
guest
guest,
Typically not a fan of a rye but was glad I tried this one. Is smooth and sweet with just the right amount of spice. It did not hang around on the pallet as I expected of a bourbon with a higher alcohol content typically does. Was well worth the buy.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Still smooth like a Bourbon should be but with a slightly harsher kick, most likely from the additional ABV... 50% is higher than most Bourbons. It goes incredibly well in Coffee if you're looking to mix
 
David
David,
Really smooth rich finish, in the realm of a honey or molasses.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Loved the taste profile, good bite to it but still great to sip on. So glad I added this to my collection
 
guest
guest,
Solid rye whiskey but very alcohol forward. It’s great mixed and solid neat. Worth a buy.
 
Renee
Renee,
I liked it for a bourbon. Not too sweet.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Great value for an everyday bourbon
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Better than expected for the price - pronounced spicy rye and sweet vanilla flavors, with a fairly rich mouth feel. A tasty high rye bourbon!
 
Mark
Mark,
Not quite up to Wild Turkey Rare Breed which is my favorite, but close. (And $10.00 cheaper)
 
Carmen
Carmen,
Strong but nice
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Very smooth. Can’t be beat for the price.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Very smooth. But strong alcohol taste on first slip. Went down and Girl approved!
 
Warren
Warren,
Sweet and spicy. 100 proof with a chocolate finish. After my first pour, I was impressed, it was delicious, and for the price I felt I got a great deal. The second pour was still good, but by the third pour it was too sweet. If you're only planning on having one drink at the end of the day, I would recommend it. If you're planning on having a few, you may want to go with something else. For the price, it's a great addition to any collection.
 
ARIEL
ARIEL,
It has a decent amount of rye spice, vanilla, with and a sweet chocolate finish
 
James
James,
I found this a bit harsh on first taste, but it is 100 proof. Put on ice and a dash of club soda, I found it quite delightful.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Smooth with a hint of rye, vanilla and chocolate. A great finish.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Smooth with just enough sweetness for soothing at the end of the day.
 
Justin
Justin,
A hard hit of rye spice, vanilla, and a sweet chocolate finish. Great for the price.
 
Travis
Travis,
Very smooth, fantastic drink.......right price too!
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
One of my favorite daily bourbons. Great neat, very nice in a cocktail. Consistent, full mouthfeel.
 
Steve
Steve,
I loved this bourbon. Warm, full mouthfeel and a perfectly satisfying sweetness. For the price, this is my new go-to. When I can find it!
 
Mike
Mike,
Getting harder to find a good $30 Bourbon. Mission accomplished! This is the fourth different James E Pepper I’ve bought and I am yet to be disappointed. Vanilla oak caramel and spice it tastes like a good distillery smells
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Sweet but not too sweet. Smooth. Very drinkable. Might make this my go-to bourbon from now on.
 
Lester
Lester,
Smooth
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This is amazing
 
guest
guest,
Strong but romantic.
 
James
James,
Loved this. Smacks you in the face on the front side and then walks way quietly with an amazing finish and a slow warmth on the tongue a full minute after the sip.
 
Kimberly
Kimberly,
Smooth.
 
Alex
Alex,
Fantastic flavor!
 
Logan
Logan,
Smooth and delicious
 
Matthew
Matthew,
It was tasty, a bit stouter than expected, but tasty. If you can’t handle it neat try it I am old fashioned.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very strong after-taste, that is not enjoyable.
 
Willie
Willie,
I bought this as a gift to my brother who is a spirits connoisseur and he couldn't stop thanking me for selecting such an excellent spirit for him to imbibe. That let me know that if you want to get the party started right, THIS is how you do it!
 
M
M,
Spicy
 
Stan
Stan,
Smooth to sip ! Great buy !
 
Niko
Niko,
There is a bite to it but once you get past that there is also some fine notes hidden there. It's like that old grumpy man next door cussing and cursing at you as go by his porch almost stepping on his lawn but the same night he is watering his roses at the backyard.
 
Mikiko
Mikiko,
Don’t let this bourbon’s high proof scare you. For a young bourbon it has a smooth finish. Not too much depth but very impressive for the price. Can’t wait to try the rye next!
 
Max
Max,
This is a nicely smooth, spicy bourbon. Sweet, heavy caramel on the tongue with a spicy clean finish.
 
guest
guest,
Good
 
Chris
Chris,
I fell in love with this bourbon after my first tase, it didn’t last long st a bourbon tasting night with my brothers. A must have for any bourbon lover
 
Adam
Adam,
Smooth and tasty, its 100 proof, but don't be a sissy this is amazing stuff.
 
Karen
Karen,
I love this so much! I am not a huge fan of most Whiskey but my husband gave me a drink of a sample that we had and I was amazed at how smooth. I get the caramel more than anything and would definitely buy again and again!
 
Steven
Steven,
Tried the Rye Whiskey by 1776 and couldn't wait to try the Bourbon. I was a bit let down. I think this will work as a mixer bourbon, but not something I'd drink neat. It's not as smooth as I'd like, and there's less caramel note than what I was lead to believe.
 
Chance
Chance,
TONS of flavor, it's not not very easy going down.
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
Solid bourbon, not real complex, but smooth and very forward flavor. Will try it in cocktails, but do enjoy it neat.
 
NEIL
NEIL,
Very fond of this particular brand
 
NEIL
NEIL,
Nice bourbon. Solid on it's own but normally used for cocktails for which it is excellent
 
Martin
Martin,
solid especially at this price point, would purchase again, nice flavor but a bit of a bite, adding over ice seemed to make it smoother than straight.
 
Steven
Steven,
I had the rye and loved it, so I purchased their Bourbon Whiskey thinking I'd love it because I love bourbon. It wasn't as smooth as I was anticipating, and the notes weren't as sweet as the spiral indicates. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Sticking with my Blanton's.
 
Victor
Victor,
Extremely good spirit. Heavy notes of sweet caramel and spicy rye. Very smooth finish.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Hot, short finish, long burn
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Super spicy, which I usually like but it doesn't sit on ur tongue as smoothly as others. I would like it better if it was a bit sweeter. It's 100 proof so it is strong. Take ur time, I added one ice cube, helped a lot.
 
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