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IW Harper - Bourbon (750ml)

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IW Harper - Bourbon (750ml)
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After being unavailable in the U. S. for 20 years, Diageo has decided to bring back the historical I. W. Harper label stateside this spring. They are rolling out a permanent brand line under I. W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, along with a limited edition release that carries the same name but with different packaging and a 15-year-old age statement. According to Diageo, both Bourbons were recently aging at their Stitzel-Weller Distillery warehouses, but the whiskies used were distilled at the New Bernheim Distillery. Their facility in Tullahoma, Tennessee bottled these Bourbons; the same place their Orphan Barrel releases have been bottled. In the mid 1990’s, I. W. Harper was pulled out of the U. S. market and offered only in Asia; primarily Japan. The brand’s history goes back to 1872 when Isaac Wolfe (I. W. ) Bernheim opened his own distillery. There’s no age statement on the base expression, but it’s made from a mash of 73% corn, 18% rye, and 9% barley. It was most recently aged at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Ky. , and contains whiskeys distilled at the current Bernheim Distillery. It is hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tenn. The nose is quiet, and a little sweaty at times with notes of walnut and some lumberyard. Vanilla emerges over time, with more salty shortbread character building on the palate. The finish offers almonds, with a touch of astringency. Capable, but it doesn’t add a lot to the world of bourbon at this price range. 82 proof
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Country United States
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