Category: Bourbon Law

James E. Pepper – fact or fiction?

My last post, about “How Woodford Reserve got to keep the (old) name of its distillery,” followed the 1880-81 litigation between James Pepper and Labrot & Graham over the name of the “Labrot & Graham’s Old Oscar Pepper Distillery.”  James Pepper was the grandson…

How Woodford Reserve got to keep the (old) name of its distillery.

The “Labrot & Graham Distillery” is what Brown-Forman called its distillery in Woodford County, Kentucky, when it began producing its popular Woodford Reserve bourbon, although it has since renamed the distillery the “Woodford Reserve Distillery.”  But this relatively quiet name-change 10 years ago stands in…