James E. Pepper Decanter Barrel Proof Bourbon


The Story: The Decanter bottle is a recreation of a historic bottle produced at our distillery in 1945. It was designed to highlight the rich color of the whiskies we produce due to our lower barrel entry proof and use of the finest cooperage.


Unique blends of our oldest stocks & distinct mash bills, consisting of Corn, Rye, Malted Barley & Malted Rye; Aged in new toasted & charred barrels made from Kentucky Oak, air seasoned a minimum of 18-24 months; Water source from the historic distillery well. Distilled & bottled at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery (DSP-KY-5) in Lexington, Kentucky. Average age of whiskies is 5.5 years; bottled straight from the barrel, uncut & unfiltered.

Nose: Toasted oak, walnuts
Palate: Oak, dried dark fruits, marzipan
Finish: Medium-long with notes of creamy vanilla, citrus peel and nutmeg

Awards / Accolades

- 94 points: "Absolutely delicious... Delicate hazelnut and toffee", Top 30 American Whiskey Releases in 2023 (#27 out of 100) - Fred Minnick
- "the whiskies coming of age now are some of the finest from any American Whiskey producer... this Bourbon is arguably the most impressive you will find at this age." Astor Wines, NY, 2023
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Don P.
United States United States

Great bourbon

This is a great sipping bourbon. Look of the bottle is great and the sweet notes on the end are exactly what I like.

Derek V.
United States United States

The online reviews were right

This bourbon was so good, and definitely tasted older than what is reportedly in the bottle. Great fast shipping from Sip Whisky.com too. Happy customer!!

Johnny B.
United States United States

Happy experience

Very happy with experience and whiskey! Takes a minute to get sent but that may be over-anxiousness on my part.