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    James E Pepper?

    Talking to a liquor store owner today and he was talking about this new, rare, bourbon called James E Pepper. All of a sudden, everywhere I went today, store or restaurant, seemed to have it, but always "this is our last bottle" or something similar. Does anyone know anything about this, or has tasted it?

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Either it is new or your area has a bunch of held back old, old, old dusties!

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Corsair Distilling in Bowling Green, KY registered the name and now sells product under it.

    james pepper1.jpg
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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Looks like this guy found someone to make the bourbon for him.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=12570

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Yeah, I was wondering if there was a connection there too; being the diligent member I of course searched the forum before posting.... I bought a bottle and took it to the family Thanksgiving; I and everyone thought it was pretty good stuff, especially for low proof. The bottle did not make it to dinner.

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Looks like this guy found someone to make the bourbon for him.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=12570
    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...002:n3gsf6.4.1

    Filing Date: 10-22-08
    Publoshed for Opposition: 2-10-09
    Registration: 8-10-10
    Owner: (REGISTRANT) Undisputed International LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA 4200 Cathedral Ave. NW # 711 Washington D.C. 20016
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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Looks like this guy found someone to make the bourbon for him.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=12570
    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...002:n3gsf6.4.1

    Filing Date: 10-22-08
    Publoshed for Opposition: 2-10-09
    Registration: 8-10-10
    Owner: (REGISTRANT) Undisputed International LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA 4200 Cathedral Ave. NW # 711 Washington D.C. 20016
    Heh. I had forgotten about that guy.
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    Re: James E Pepper?

    I haven't heard anything about this from Corsair. As I posted in the previous discussion, United Distillers (now Diageo) relaunched James E. Pepper bourbon into Eastern Europe in 1994, primarily into the Czech Republic, where it apparently had been popular before WWII. I don't think they're still marketing it, but I don't know for sure.

    It was last sold in the U.S. in the early 1960s.

    In that previous discussion, Mike Veach said the owners of the Dr. Pepper trademark opposed the revival of James E. Pepper in the U.S.

    Pepper is an old brand with a lot of history but I don't know that there was ever anything particularly special about the whiskey.

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    The name was registered in DC, and you found some in the DC Area. I wonder if it is a private bottling label that is being used. The address of the registrant is right down the streeet for Calvert-Woodly, which has their own products bottled under their label, and know people (bars) that have had C-W bottle products (well stuff) under private labels.
    Just thinking but not saying, could this be a private bottling under that label and just distributed in the DC area?

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    Re: James E Pepper?

    Hey, Barturtle. Do you know more than you're telling? How do you know this is Corsair?

    At least according to the TESS database, Diageo just let the trademark die. Seems odd to me. Whoever picked up on that was smart to do so.

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