James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Sherry Cask Finished
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery James E. Pepper
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Finished in Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso sherry casks
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • sherry
  • nutty
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • raisin
  • rye
  • honey
  • smoky

James E. Pepper

1776 Rye Whiskey Sherry Cask Finished (0.7l, 50%)
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The legend lives on.

One of the first distilleries and producers of Whiskey in the United States dating back to the dawn of the American Revolution which grew into one of the staples of the 19th century Spirit nobility. It stayed as such until it fell from grace in the mid-20th century. There are tons of great stories about the original James E. Pepper who owned the brand and distillery in the 1800s. Our favorite is that he is credited with introducing the Old Fashioned cocktail at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York while on a promotional trip there for his Whiskeys.

James E. Pepper is a household name in the American Whiskey culture, so we’re glad the company is back on top where it belongs. To create this renaissance of sorts, the new owners have spent ages going through the archives to recreate the recipes that made the original so iconic. The fans and critics all agree – their Whiskeys are quality through and through.

You only need to look as far as James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Sherry Cask to see what we’re talking about. This limited release represents the best of both, old and new world Whiskey making techniques as we’re talking about a traditional American Rye which has been finished like a fine Scotch. The Rye spice comes at you like a blast, while the Sherry gives it its nutty twist. All that rich flavor comes from its high-rye mash bill — a full 90% rye grain — and the fact that it is bottled at 50% ABV without chill filtration.

We just love a good comeback story. The James E. Pepper brand is experiencing their best moment in history. Good for them and good for us.

The legend lives on. 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery James E. Pepper
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Finished in Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso sherry casks
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark gold

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Vanilla, sherry, nuts.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisins, dark chocolate, rye spice.

Finish
Long, rich and complex.
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  • spicy
  • sherry
  • nutty
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • raisin
  • rye
  • honey
  • smoky
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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