James E. Pepper 1776 100 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Kentucky, UNITED STATES
$99. 99 Bottle
A solid addition to the James E. Pepper Bourbon is this Rye whiskey made from a majority rye mash bill (over 90%) and bottled non chill-filtered. Tasting note: Deep amber gold. Attractive toffee apple and pepper aromas show restrained sweetness. Air contact accents the vibrant peppery qualities along with suggestions of apple strudel, becoming more rye bread like in the final pass. A gentle entry builds to a generous, mouth filling profile of punchy baked apple, orange cake and spicy rye flavours; the heat is kept in check. Dries towards the finish with hints of peppermint lozenge emerging. Aftertaste is more rye bread-like with subtle dried apple notes persisting into a lengthy peppery fade. Maintains terrific vibrancy to the very last. 50% Alc./Vol. Other reviews... Gold Medal Winner at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.