I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Origion   Kentucky

Retail Price   $35

ABV   41%

In the Glass

Appearance

Deep copper to amber color.

Aromatics

The nose is classic Bourbon with waves of caramel, roasted nuts, brown baking spices, vanilla, and oak.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a soft, fruity core with loads of toffee, caramel, oak, and spice.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with a gentle core of fruit and spice and sweet caramel flavors on the finish.

Cool Factor

A

Whenever we get a great old brand back in the US market it's a cool thing.

Value Grade

B

At $35 a bottle consumers have a lot of choices in the Bourbon world.

Analysis

After being away from the US market for two decades (it was being sold in Asia), Diageo is bringing I.W. Harper back home. This NAS bottling along with a 15 year old are now available everywhere. The Whiskey in the bottle has been distilled at the New Bernheim Distillery and aged at their Stitzel-Weller Distillery warehouses.

How to Enjoy

Sip over ice or in your favorite Bourbon cocktails.

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