James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

(0.7l, 46%)


7.3/10
OUT OF STOCK

Get notified when the item comes back in stock.

Bourbon Aristocrat legend is back.

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 distil the Bourbon, they put it in virgin American oak casks and let the potion age for seven years. When one opens this precious bottle, hits 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. Label on the bottle states: "In this botttle lies the most legendary Whiskey legacy in American history. The same old style and methods have been preserved and restored in this fine Whiskey." 

Thank you
Mr. Peay, we salute you!
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    James E. Pepper & Co.
  • Age
    7 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

Close
spicy
caramel
cinnamon
chocolate
anise
honey
sweet vanilla
spicy rye
oak
What does James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Dog Dogson
Dog Dogson's
Smartass
Corner
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich bourbon balance between sweetness and spice, anise, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and notes of chocolate. 

Finish
Oak with lingering spice.

This drink is featured in

Ratings & Reviews
Daniel
Daniel,
Despite the high voltage, very smooth
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Well-balanced and complex, lovely nose and pleasantly spicy with underlying sweetness on the palate, oak and spice on the finish. My new favorite!
 
James
James,
Interesting, not bad at all.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Very strong spice tastes with the chocolate and caramel coming through. Smell of the rye is appealing along with the spice to suit
 
Mat
Mat,
Really loved this. Rich and complex aromas and flavours. I got chocolate, orange, burnt caramel, vanilla and some rye savoury notes on the nose. spicy and slightly savoury on the palate with spicy rye coming through and more vanilla and caramel on the finish
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Perfect balance of sweetness (think brown sugar, caramel, vanilla) and bold spiciness (oak, pepper.) Smooth with a pleasant spicy finish. A delicious bourbon.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Straight Bourbon Whiskey that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & spicy life leads to a long & balanced death with notes of oak, rye & pepper.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I felt like the nose was almost overwhelming. Very spicy in the start, but then gave way pretty spontaneously to the honey and caramel. It took a couple good sips before i could start to taste the more complex flavors. Overall I enjoyed it. I wouldnt turn down a glass, but i won't be running for a bottle either.
 
Dave
Dave,
Good
 
James
James,
Surprising on the palate. One of my favourites actually and a real peppery lock. Plenty of sweet notes, with the honey and caramel coming through initially. Finishes off with the very slight aniseed taste.
 
Terry
Terry,
Nice nose not overpowering. Spice upfront with sweetness following. Lingering spice burn. There is a balance of spice and sweet.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Good caramel flavor with a load of spice. Went down with a good amount of burn. I almost got a hint of wheat/bread on the finish after a while.
 
Ben
Ben,
Nice and spicy. I like it.
 
Matt
Matt,
It's as advertised. Definitely more spicy. It's just not for me since I am not a huge spice guy.
 
Gašper
Gašper,
Spicy staff.Bourbon isnt for me though
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Really good but a little on the sweet side for me
 
Devin
Devin,
I love it. It’s one of my favorites
 
Ray
Ray,
Spicy in the front of my taste early. Vanilla was very evident.
 
Alex
Alex,
In the spirit of freedom and the US of A! This bourbon is excellent! The bold spice coupled with the muddled sweetness of the caramel, cinnamon, and chocolate mold together to make an outstanding profile!
 
Dave
Dave,
Spicy. But then goes down smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Very good whisky
 
Donald
Donald,
Caramel, vanilla and white pepper.
 
Luis
Luis,
A decent drink - a fairly even and composed bourbon that has a lovely, intoxicating vanilla scent, but is primarily spicy on the tongue. Enjoyable, but certainly not a “premier” bourbon.
 
Vanessa
Vanessa,
Delicious - smooth, easy to sip & even better on the rocks. My favorite of the Born in the USA tasting set (the other 2 were: Journeyman & Templeton Rye Spirits).
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Tried it straight very harsh. May give it another chance on the rocks but the spice was very overpowering couldn't get much of the other flavors.
 
Sara
Sara,
What it is leading me to believe is that the next stuff is going to be better ....
 
Donald
Donald,
I like the pepper finish. Gives it a good touch
 
Donald
Donald,
Perfect for the price
 
Renee
Renee,
Unacceptable straight but water cuts the sweet and enables more complex flavors.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Not too soft, not too sweet
 
Richard
Richard,
I found myself coming back for seconds with this one.
 
Miro
Miro,
Hmmm, For the price extremely good. My first time opening the bottle I did a tasting of Old Forester 90 proof single barrel, Jefferson rum cask aged bourbon and this. So it came in third but was the least expensive. Not really a fair tasting frankly. It does have a bit more of an alcohol finish. So yeah for the price it is exceptional but it's not comparable to the two others I tasted it with.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: sherry and iced tea, vanilla Taste: spicy with honeysuckle and cloves some spice and light smoke
 
Jason
Jason,
This was so smooth
 
Load more reviews
Back Back
A Dram for Your Thoughts
You need to be logged in to leave a review.
Your Rating
Review
Cancel