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I.W. Harper Straight Bourbon

I.W. Harper Straight Bourbon

Size: 0,75 l
(41.0% ABV)
$46.99
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  • BrandI.W. Harper
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryI.W. Harper
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol41.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

An historic Bourbon returns to the US… and it’s about time.

Issac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim famously came the United States in 1867 with $4 cash and the clothes on his back. He got a job as a bookkeeper for a liquor company and saved his pennies, eventually opening his own distribution business in 1872. Soon, he was distilling and bottling his own brand of premium Bourbon under the I.W. Harper name to avoid confusion with his Bernheim Distribution business. For decades, all I.W. Harper Bourbon was exported. But a few years ago Diageo purchased the company, brought distilling to their Heaven Hill facility, and returned this historic and tasty Bourbon to the US market.

I.W. Harper makes only two products. Both are really good, but let’s talk about the task at hand. The I.W. Harper Straight Bourbon mash bill is 73% corn, 9% malted barley, and 18% rye. Like its older sister Bourbon, this is a center-cut spirit aged in new American white oak. It’s deliciously sweet, very smooth, and has a fruit-forward character and enough spice to hold your interest at 41% ABV. And even though it is an NAS (non-age statement) all Strait Bourbons must be aged a minimum of four years — but to our tastes, there’s a solid mix of some older Spirits in the bottle.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • floral floral
  • vanilla vanilla
  • orange orange
  • peach peach
  • caramel caramel
  • sweet sweet
  • raisin raisin
  • honey honey
  • oak oak
Appearance / Color
Bright Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are light and fresh with notes of vanilla, split oak, Cracker jacks, and Chardonnay.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is sweet with florals and vanilla caramel with orange blossom honey.

Finish
The finish is brisk with notes of white peaches and raisins.

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An historic Bourbon returns to the US… and it’s about time.

Issac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim famously came the United States in 1867 with $4 cash and the clothes on his back. He got a job as a bookkeeper for a liquor company and saved his pennies, eventually opening his own distribution business in 1872. Soon, he was distilling and bottling his own brand of premium Bourbon under the I.W. Harper name to avoid confusion with his Bernheim Distribution business. For decades, all I.W. Harper Bourbon was exported. But a few years ago Diageo purchased the company, brought distilling to their Heaven Hill facility, and returned this historic and tasty Bourbon to the US market.

I.W. Harper makes only two products. Both are really good, but let’s talk about the task at hand. The I.W. Harper Straight Bourbon mash bill is 73% corn, 9% malted barley, and 18% rye. Like its older sister Bourbon, this is a center-cut spirit aged in new American white oak. It’s deliciously sweet, very smooth, and has a fruit-forward character and enough spice to hold your interest at 41% ABV. And even though it is an NAS (non-age statement) all Strait Bourbons must be aged a minimum of four years — but to our tastes, there’s a solid mix of some older Spirits in the bottle.
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  • BrandI.W. Harper
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryI.W. Harper
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol41.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • floral floral
  • vanilla vanilla
  • orange orange
  • peach peach
  • caramel caramel
  • sweet sweet
  • raisin raisin
  • honey honey
  • oak oak
Appearance / Color
Bright Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are light and fresh with notes of vanilla, split oak, Cracker jacks, and Chardonnay.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is sweet with florals and vanilla caramel with orange blossom honey.

Finish
The finish is brisk with notes of white peaches and raisins.

Customer Reviews

Based on 178 reviews
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guest
Smooth, caramel notes

Smooth, caramel notes

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Bradley
Pretty Darn Good!

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guest
Absolutely Fantastic!

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Vivek
This has a lot going for it. I...

This has a lot going for it. It is best near, as with the lower proof, on the rocks the flavor is lessened a good amount.

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guest
It's Alright, I Guess

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