James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
$76.99 price per bottle
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.