Regular price $72.00
Established in 1780, during the American Revolution, the Pepper family brand is the oldest brand of whiskey made in Kentucky. The brand was fondly called Old '1776', by its scion, the Colonel James E. Pepper. The award-winning 1776 label was launched in 2012 in partnership with other distilleries to revive the old brand and has since gone on to much acclaim in the world of whiskey.
Technical: 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley in the Mash Bill; Aged 3-4 years; Distilled at the Lawrenceburg Distillery (Midwest Grain Products) in Indiana. Cut to Proof and hand bottled at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery using water from the historic limestone well.
Nose: Spicy and peppery, lightly vegetal with clear “young rye” eucalyptus and minty notes.
Palate: Heat on the tongue which leads me to believe there was some chill-filtering. Freshly cut grass, orange zest and old fashioned sassafras.
Finish: Medium-short. The mint carries through, although the finish turns slightly bitter. Very slight mouth-drying oak tannins that fades quickly.