James E Pepper
Old Pepper Straight Rye Single Barrel
Old Pepper's Single Barrel series consists of their very best barrels of rye whiskey. The second round of maturation takes place in heavily toasted Kentucky oak barrels, which results in a rich and complex spirit.
In 2017 we completed the multi-year project to rebuild the historic Pepper Distillery, which had been abandoned in 1967 for over 50 years. This label is a celebration of that project and where we showcase our single barrel picks, small-batch bottlings, or limited specialty finishes.
Sensory notes are unique to each barrel.
Finest Kentucky Oak: 2020 - 91 Points / Editors' Choice (a whisky of superior character and style); Whisky Advocate 2019 - Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - Best Rye Whiskey – New York World Spirits Competition 2018 - Double Gold Medal – New York World Spirits Competition 2018 - 93 Points / “Exceptional”; BTI International Review of Spirits 10 Year Bourbon: 2019 - Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 - 91 Points (Outstanding: a whisky of superior character and style); Whisky Advocate