I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon — Review

Overview:

Love the bottle design, for what it's worthy, but the juice inside it is money!
Love the bottle design, for what it’s worthy, but the juice inside it is money!

Is I.W. Harper 15 my favorite bourbon?  I don’t know.  But I know it’s in the running  Seriously.  If someone told me I couldn’t drink anything but this whiskey for the rest of my life, I think I’d be okay with that.  What’s weird is I haven’t tasted it’s younger, cheaper brother yet.  I hear that’s good too.

Company Specs:

Sweeter up front with grain and corn immediately apparent, I.W. HARPER 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey then moves into notes of oak, raisin, caramel, spice, and vanilla. The finish leaves a long and lasting mouthfeel perfect for enjoying on the rocks, or neat to truly appreciate the full flavor profile.

ABV: 86 proof, 43% ABV

Awards:

None that I’m aware of.

Tasting Rating: A-

Yeah, this stuff is legit.  I highly recommend it.  Balanced, smooth and tasty!  Yeah, at $80 a bottle it’ll give you some pause to pull the trigger, but it’s totally worth it, I think.

Value Rating: B

$80.  Did I mention that?  Yikes!  It’s double what I ideally like to spend on a bottle of whiskey.

Overall Rating: A-

I love it.  Can’t say enough good things about it.  I typically drink my bourbon in a manhattan, but this stuff is so good that I think I prefer it neat.


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