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James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey*Packaging may vary

James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey

Whiskey /50% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Rye Whiskey
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
50%

Product Description

100 Proof - Not Chill-Filtered - Over 90% Rye in the Mash Bill. Vibrant & Full Bodied; notes of spice, chocolate, cloves & honey. A great sipper neat or on the rocks, and also makes a mean Manhattan. Established in 1776, at the dawn of the American Revolution, and distilled over 3 family generations through 1958, the Pepper family brand of whiskey is the oldest & most legendary whiskey brand in both Kentucky and American history. In more recent years, the folks at the Georgetown Trading Co. (whose family history in trading whiskey also dates back to around the American Revolution) assumed the stewardship of this iconic brand, and set about re-launching it in a proper fashion. They did extensive historical research and spent years collecting and sampling full bottles of original, perfectly preserved, pre, mid, & post Prohibition James E. Pepper whiskey. They even acquired a letter dated 1887 from James E. Pepper himself, detailing his production methods and the exact grain bills. Referencing these materials, they have begun distilling some new James E. Pepper whiskey, as well as hand-picking existing, mature barrels from select distilleries with similar grain bills and flavor profiles that match the "Old Style" of original James E. Pepper whiskey.

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  • Dustin
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 19 2021
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    Best rye for an old fashioned hands down. Cant beat it for the price. Love. This. Stuff.

  • Stephanie
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 11 2020
    Verified Buyer

    A good rye whiskey you can turn to when you aren’t looking to break into your good stash.

FAQs

Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.