I.W. HARPER Reviews

All I.W. Harper Reviews

Average rating: 8.4/10 (170 votes)

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I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Jim,
Smooth. Great supper. Sharp bottle.
I.W.Harper Straight Bourbon
Gary,
Smooth and inexpensive
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Tom,
Smooth, easy drinker, needs to be higher proof, not that complex
I.W.Harper Straight Bourbon
Creston,
Solid bourbon for the price. Very smooth.
I.W.Harper Straight Bourbon
Chase,
For me, this is perfect. You can do anything with it. Old fashioned? Check. Whiskey sour? You bet. Manhattan? You can get away with it.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Chase,
Cherry and vanilla forward. Good, but not really better than their standard offering.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Brian,
Excellent with a smooth sweetness
I.W.Harper Straight Bourbon
Nick,
I.W. Harper is not a label I knew much about. I had seen the 15 year in its beautiful bottle and thought, "There must be something wonderful in there," but the brand had not appeared in reviews, discussions, or top lists that I had seen. The fact is, other than the 15 year, I wasn't sure what else, if anything, was even in the I.W. Harper line. This has a lot to do with the fact that the brand was pulled from the U.S. market in the mid-90s and sold primarily in Europe and Asia, only returning stateside in the last few years. I strolled into a neighborhood liquor store the other day and was delighted to see that they had I.W. Harper Straight Bourbon Whiskey. While the bottle itself didn't look quite so nice as the 15 year, the label and color scheme definitely put out an air of sophistication. At only $32, I thought it worth purchasing as the first bourbon I would own with no prior knowledge of its reputation or attributes. The Harper has a nice dark golden brown color and comes in at a sure to be smooth 82 proof. The nose is gentle with vanilla and oak, maybe some corn, and not much else. There is no age statement, other than it being a straight bourbon, but it smells like a young bourbon. The mouthfeel is smooth and not quite dry, but almost. The palate has a citrusy sweet profile with orange, vanilla, light brown sugar, and a nice cinnamon bite on the back of the tongue. The finish is moderate with oak and leather standing out along with a lingering sweetness. This is a good bourbon that I can sip neat or use in a cocktail. A higher proof or more time in the barrel, or both, would bring this bourbon to the next level, but as it stands this is just a pretty good bourbon and a pretty good price. I would say that while this label is not a must-have, it is worth trying and certainly makes me think the 15 year is probably outstanding.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Terry,
I like it. Not too hot ,but has a nice mellow finish. Overall a smooth drink. Will buy again
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Luis,
Smooth, but subtly complex. A hint of caramel with strong oak and vanilla overtones. A solid drink for a night spent on the porch.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Jon,
I really wanted more from this given the price but the bottle os cool.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Bret,
Very smooth and sweet to start. Can taste a bit of citrus at first, then turning to a nice long, spicey, sweet finish. A good bourbon to sip on neat.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Douglas,
Very Smoth with a long finish and a bit of complexity to it
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Mitchell,
Strong scent but good taste and very smooth
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Lewis,
I love how this tastes. Let the air touch it for awhile and it gets better. It has a little punch at first, too.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
David,
A must if you drink bourbon. Smooth and delicious. One of my favorites.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Scott,
Absolutely smooth as can be if drank neat. Slightly smoky with a hint of rhy flavor
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Jonathon,
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Aaron,
Super clean and smooth, almost too smooth. A very nice neat whiskey.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Jason,
Very nice nose, you can really smell the honey. The first taste is strong, but not lingering. Very distinctive sweetness at first, followed by a nice warmth. A clean finish that doesn't leave any aftertaste.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Al,
Smooth. Expensive but great addition to bar.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
richard,
great drink neat or iced...
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Zane,
This is different and special bourbon. I love it. It has a very distinctive nose of roasted peanuts and toasting marshmallows. Palate is extremely smooth, with subtle flavors of caramel and a whiff of pine, overripe persimmon, with a pronounced and constant symphony of cocoa dust. And to be honest it is a bit of an oak blast. With bigger sips, a cherry note emerges and wonderfully dominates. The finish just keeps delivering with mild spices, milk chocolate, and sweet corn. Creamy, dreamy and unique, I will definitely be coming back for more. Highly recommend. Very unique. Hunker down and fight through the oak like a man, to enjoy the more subtle aspects of this one.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Rich,
Good nose, easy finish.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Marvin,
Smooth and for the price one of the best whiskey. Even the standard IW Harper is good enough to get the job done.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Franklin,
Great taste!
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
David,
Hi
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
David,
I truly enjoyed Harper.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Phillip,
Excellent
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Trish,
Smooth and delicious
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Don,
Excellent
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Guy,
Very smooth and warm finish, an excellent addition to my bar!
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Kimberly,
First of all the decanter is gorgeous, however, what's inside is even more impressive. Very smooth with hints of fruit. It's best served just over ice. Mixing it would be a sin.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Aleka,
This is delicious! Definitely try it!
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Troy,
Very expensive and old, but lacking in depth and complexity; not with the price
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Christopher,
Perfect
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Matthew,
My new favorite. I’m going through this too quickly. Of all the bottles of Bourbon in my bar, I secretly whisper “You’re my favorite” to the I.W. Harper.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Brandon,
Outstanding!!! Very Smooth. Excellent finish.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Thomas,
TASTED OF CARAMEL & HONEY. VERY SMOOTH. GREAT WITH AN ICE SPHERE AND YOUR YOUR FAVORITE CIGAR
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Brian,
This was highly enjoyable! I definitely would recommend this for someone looking for something to sip on.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Mat,
Stiff, a bit astringent aftertaste. Tastes a bit stale. A bit smokey.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Jacob,
My wife bought a bottle of this for my birthday and I absolutely love it! Very Smooth!
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Aaron,
Oh my, I do love this one. Quite Smokey and smooth, it wears the 15 years on its shoulders in all the right ways.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Richard,
Excellent! Smooth but robust
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old
Sean,
Great sipping (neat)! Super smooth. Very enjoyable nose.