Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33
  1. #11
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    129

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    I tried this the other night. The nose was very nice but the taste was really weird in a way that I didn't like. I was lit at the time, so I can't offer anything more specific.
    -Eric

  2. #12
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Reston, VA
    Posts
    349

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Thanks for the input. You are only the second person to try this apparently (on SB.) This guy said he had a good bottle and his friend got a rotgut bottle. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...James-E-Pepper
    I will stear clear.
    I am "this guy", and let's be clear- the bottles we had were the original release- not the 15 year old. Haven't tried it yet, and frankly not in a hurry to.

  3. #13
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Reston, VA
    Posts
    349

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Quote Originally Posted by angler82 View Post
    I bought a bottle a few months ago and thought it was wretched stuff. Thin, lots of burning. I thought it was a joke that it is supposedly 15 years old. I stayed away from Smooth Ambler because I believe it is the same LDI bourbon
    And don't let it scare you away from Sooth Ambler. They do a good job of barrel selection, and then often do their own marriage of multiple barrels. All tastes vary, but I think they do a good job. Big fan of the Very Old Scout 19 YO.

  4. #14
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,146

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7 View Post
    I am "this guy", and let's be clear- the bottles we had were the original release- not the 15 year old. Haven't tried it yet, and frankly not in a hurry to.
    Hey you, thanks for the correction. I assumed it was the 15. I didn't realize there were different ones. And I'm in no hurry to drop $60 on it either.

  5. #15
    Novice
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    13

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Got a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it's from a different batch, but I thougt it was excellent. For what it's worth, took it to a local highly resepected bourbon bar to share with the staff, and they thought it was excellent. Found this review - http://www.drinkhacker.com/2013/06/0...r-expressions/

  6. #16
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    255

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    I also noticed this is now $100-$120 most places online. Pepper 15 is now more expensive than Pappy 15.
    -SOB-

  7. #17
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jackson, MS
    Posts
    10,608

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    There's always someone.

  8. #18
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Toledo, OH
    Posts
    705

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    I also noticed this is now $100-$120 most places online. Pepper 15 is now more expensive than Pappy 15.
    Perhaps it's a matter of reverse marketing psychology as in "It tastes expensive and it is."
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

  9. #19
    Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    4,987

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    But how does it compare to Old Bardstown?
    bibamus, moriendum est
    Sipology Blog

  10. #20
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    255

    Re: James E Pepper 15 year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    But how does it compare to Old Bardstown?
    The REAL question is: How does the bottle compare to Old Bardstown's bottle?
    Last edited by sob0728; 06-18-2013 at 11:05.
    -SOB-

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. James E. Pepper rye?
    By weller_tex in forum American Rye Whiskey
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 10-26-2013, 05:57
  2. James E Pepper?
    By Happyhour24x7 in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-20-2011, 03:12
  3. Relaunch of James E. Pepper Bourbon
    By amir in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-13-2009, 05:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top