James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Bourbon Whiskey
James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Bourbon Whiskey bv436
James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Bourbon Whiskey ? The standard bottling of the brand. This Bourbon carries no age statement but has a solid structure to it. Modest wood notes here, with restrained yet polished sweetness. You get less of the typical vanilla notes but more citrus in their stead, a refined and balanced experience that provides a touch of racy red pepper, baking spices, and a little gingerbread on the finish. Very mild for a Bourbon ? especially one bottled at 100 proof ? this is both an easy sipping whiskey and a capable mixer. It?s far from the powerhouse experience that so many modern whiskeys attempt to create, but I found its hidden charms intriguing enough for repeated visits.