James E. Pepper Old Pepper Rye is a limited series of single barrel releases, from their contract with MGP, which are bottled at cask strength. This bottle has a great balance, full body and an oily feel that fades out dry. It smells like butterscotch, candy corn, dill, anise, vanilla, oak and bits of herbal candy and dried dark fruit. And tastes of dill, baking spice, oak, citrus, butterscotch, cocoa, leather, pepper and bit of vanilla, dried fruit and herbal notes. It's finished is long; dilly spice, oak, vanilla, citrus and caramel.