James E. Pepper 1776 Sherry Cask Finished Rye Whiskey
This limited release rye is treated like a Scotch, finished in Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry Casks.
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Elijah Pepper began distilling whiskey at the dawn of the American Revolution and during the War of 1812, he built the first log cabin distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. Eventually, he passed the family business on to his son, Oscar, and then on to his grandson, James E. Pepper. Colonel James E. Pepper was one of Kentucky's first Bourbon aristocrats — he raced thoroughbreds in the Kentucky Derby, traveled in a private rail car and made famous the Old Fashioned cocktail. "Pepper Whisky is an old fashioned whisky, made in the old time way from a formula used for more than 100 years by three generations of the Pepper family," wrote James, in an advertisement dated August 22, 1887. "We claim not only to make the oldest but absolutely the purest and best brand of whisky made in America, and we invite comparison with any whisky of any age." In 1958, after the whiskey industry fell on hard times, the James E. Pepper Distillery was forced to close its doors. During its tenure, Pepper Whiskey, or "Old 1776 Whiskey" as it became it known, was a favorite of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant, and was preferred by Daniel Webster, a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts. In the spirit of the Scottish tradition, James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Sherry Cask is finished in Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry Casks. This whiskey is rich in flavor, with an impeccable, subtle complexity. Expect decadent notes of dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, fruitcake and rye spice. This limited release is unfiltered and bottled at 92 proof. Pick up your bottle today!
|Proof||92 (46% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||James E. Pepper|
|This product is not available in||AA, AE, AK, AL, AP, DE, HI, KY, MA, MN, ND, OH, PA, PR, TX, UT|
Rich flavor and subtle complexity; notes of dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, fruitcake and rye spice.
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