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  1. #21
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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    JEP15, oh boy, another LDI rye! Woohoo! I've never had a 95% mash bill before! Can't wait for the totally unique taste of this one!!!

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    What's the price of this puppy?

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    This showed up at my local whiskey monger yesterday. I picked a bottle up. I am sure it is ldi, but in a different style. I had a sample of this style of ldi rye sent to me from a broker wanting to sell some. I am convinced Ldi has 2 rye mashbills, or at least, one mashbill and 2 different ways to distill it. This Pepper brand of rye and the sample I got is less piney, minty as in the Bulleit rye. This is fruitier, more bourbon like, more perfumy. Harsh in a wierd way too. It could be different warehouse placement too. This says at least 2 years, which probably means 2 years and a day. But it has a hell of a dark color for 2 years. So it could be from barrels higher in the warehouse.
    Nice work, Tom! It looks like they actually have 3 according to this thread.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    It was too young for my taste
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    Nice work, Tom! It looks like they actually have 3 according to this thread.
    The 2 lower rye mashbills are very new (just started production of them this month according to Chuck) and they wouldn't have anything 2 months old much less 2 years old available from either mashbill yet. MGPI has owned the distillery for less than 16 months.

    Whatever the reason is that the Pepper rye tastes different it has to be something other than the mashbill because it is almost certainly the 95% rye mashbill like everything else.

    Maybe it was the cork taint...

    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    The 15 year has showed up in stores. Anyone sampled this yet or know the source? It's too spendy for me to take a chance on without knowing what it is, about $150.

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    I passed on 6 bottles of the 15 yr Pepper Rye priced at $169/bottle. This was the first time I have seen it in Lexington and they said it just came in this week. Has anyone tried this? The bottle says distilled in Indiana (LDI, I assume), but at that price, I would like to try it first.

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    How to pickles hold up after being canned for 15 yrs?

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    How to pickles hold up after being canned for 15 yrs?
    Maybe Hardees could use it as an alternate for the Bourbon Burger.

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    Re: James E. Pepper rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by KySalesRep View Post
    but at that price, I would like to try it first.
    If my job depended on selling this stuff I'm not sure I'd want my customers trying it first.

 

 

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