"1776" Straight Rye - 100 Proof

Sensory Notes

Complex & Flavorful; notes of mint, cloves, eucalyptus, chocolate, & honey. Our most popular whiskey; a great sipper neat or on the rocks, and makes the perfect Old Fashioned or Manhattan.

The Story

Established in 1780, during the American Revolution, the Pepper family brand is the oldest brand of whiskey made in Kentucky. The brand was fondly called Old '1776', by its scion, the Colonel James E. Pepper. The award-winning 1776 label was launched in 2012 in partnership with other distilleries to revive the old brand and has since gone on to much acclaim in the world of whiskey.


100 Proof - Un-Filtered - 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley in the Mash Bill; Aged 3-4 years; Distilled at the Lawrenceburg Distillery in Indiana. Cut to Proof and Hand Bottled at the Historic James E. Pepper Distillery using water from the historic limestone well.

Awards / Accolades

2020 - Best Rye Whiskey under $40 - Whiskey Critic, Fred Minnick Blind Tasting 2020 - 91 pts; International Wine and Spirits Competition 2019 - Double Gold Medal; San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - Gold Medal; New York World Spirits Competition "Made one of the best Old Fashioneds I’ve ever had" - (SimpleCocktails.com)