James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

James E. Pepper 1776 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

(0.7l, 46%)


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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

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spicy
caramel
cinnamon
chocolate
anise
honey
sweet vanilla
spicy rye
oak
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

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.

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Ratings & Reviews
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
 
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