Passed on the first James E. Pepper 1776 bourbon I have seen locally. $30 for 100 proof NAS (but probably relatively young LDI/MGP bourbon) of a co-opted old brand and history just didn't have much appeal.
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That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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