Pepper Distillery to Reopen on Manchester Street

Historic James Pepper Distillery to reopen on Manchester Street

by Janet Patton, 05.04.16,

The James E. Pepper Distillery will be making bourbon again.

A businessman from the Washington, D.C., area who owns the James E. Pepper label plans to put a distillery in the historical home of the brand on Manchester Street, Mayor Jim Gray announced Wednesday afternoon.

“Our authentic history is distilling new jobs in the Distillery District, which has become an important area for economic growth and tourism downtown,” Gray said in a news release. “Congratulations to the Georgetown Trading Co. for honoring and growing the James E. Pepper brand.”

Work on the multimillion-dollar project already has begun. Amir Peay, who owns Georgetown Trading Co., hopes to have the still installed and operating by late 2017. He also plans to build a museum, using his collection of Pepper memorabilia, and a tourist destination…Read more at


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