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.
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
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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.