Country: USA
Region:
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Georgetown Trading Company
ABV: 46%
Score: 86 points

James E. Pepper Bourbon. Image ©2013 by Mark Gillespie. This Bourbon is distilled at Corsair Artisan Distillery in Kentucky from what’s said to be the original Pepper family recipe dating back to 1780, and is matured for 6-8 months in 15-gallon Oak barrels.

The nose has notes of dark chocolate, allspice, cocoa, honey, and a touch of buttered popcorn. The taste is young and fiery with cocoa, cinnamon, black pepper, and toasted oak. The finish has a subtle touch of vanilla, along with mild spices that linger nicely. (September, 2013)