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James E. Pepper Distillery, Lexington

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#1 of 16 in Breweries & Distilleries in Lexington
Distillery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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The Pepper family brand of whiskey is the oldest and most legendary whiskey brand in both Kentucky and American history. Founded during the American Revolution. Visit us in downtown Lexington to tour the distillery and taste our award winning whiskeys.

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Wed-Sat tours start every hour 10:30am-3:30pm, retail shop open 10am -7pm

Sunday tours every hour Noon-4pm, retail shop open 11:30am-5:30pm

Learn more at www.JamesEPepper.com
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  • Jesse did an awesome job sharing the history of the distillery and walking us through the distilling process. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Great facility and product. 
    Jesse did an awesome job sharing the history of the distillery and walking us through the distilling process. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Great facility and product.  more »
  • Jessie was our tour guide and was great!! A lot history behind this distillery, and very very interesting knowing how it came back around. Seeing the mash and distilling process was very neat! 
    Jessie was our tour guide and was great!! A lot history behind this distillery, and very very interesting knowing how it came back around. Seeing the mash and distilling process was very neat!  more »
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  • The tour was above average. The guide (a retired schoolteacher) was very good at running it. Clean facility and an effort in making the tour more fun with historical and social facts, in a small dedicated room with a few images on the walls. I liked this a lot more than just watching a video. Efforts went into making a tasting room too. The tasting was a bit under-average though. There is very little to taste at this time, and it's not that good. I could have done with a slightly cheaper tour, without hoarding more shot glasses.
  • Not really that impressive. The best stuff put out by this label has been sourced from Indiana. I’ve never tasted any of their home grown juice that I thought was extraordinary in any discernible way. Let’s put it this way, outside some of the MGP stuff they have sourced, I wouldn’t spend money on it. Cool brand. Nice labels, etc. but the real test is in smell and taste. There are far better options out there.

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