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Rebuilding the James E. Pepper Distillery

May 5th, 2016

Author Melanie Gochnauer1_Pepper_1776_RYESince 1958, the James E. Pepper distillery has been shuttered and the whiskey was out of production. In 2008, the Georgetown Trading Co. relaunched the brand. A portion of the original distillery site, located in Lexington, Ky., has recently been revitalized within Lexington’s Distillery District.

Yesterday, Georgetown Trading announced that the James E. Pepper distillery will soon be brought back to life. Distilling will take place in the original James E. Pepper distillery building. According to the press release, “Thorough historical research and the collection of historic materials over the years will play an important role in rebuilding the distillery and museum.” A grand-opening for the distillery is planned for mid-2017.

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One Response to “Rebuilding the James E. Pepper Distillery”

  1. liam says:

    With any luck we’ll be able to enjoy more of their 15 years expression in the future.

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