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Relaunched: James E. Pepper 1776 Rye

America’s oldest whiskey brand has been relaunched and stands out with a great representative of the rye category. Milk chocolate, forest honey and herbal notes surge from the glass. On the palate, the herbal notes are there again, accompanied by a bitter sweetness and a touch of cloves.

Overall, this suggests more an aperitif for the early evening, but in combination with an Oliva G Perfecto, there is no objection to brunch, either. The cigar with its peanut notes and its slightly aromatic sweetness reinforces the sweetness of the spirit.

The last third produces magnificent aromas of gingerbread.


James E. Pepper 1776 Rye

Age unknown,
50% Vol.Alc.,
Price: EUR 43,95 (D), CHF 60,00,
USD 33.99;

James E. Pepper 1776 Whiskey

Sierra Madre Trend Food GmbH


This article was published in the Cigar Journal Summer Edition 2014. Read more

In 2003, Jens Tausch introduced the hybrid format of reviewing beverages and cigars to German-language media through his articles in Cigar Journal. Since 2002, he has been leading seminars, events, and tastings that focus on spirits and/or cigars. With his business partner, Jens Tausch is also an organizer of the consumer trade show, Whisky & Tobacco Days.


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