I W Harper Gold Medal


There’s a lot to tell about the history of I.W. Harper. A good summary can be found on Chuck Cowdery’s magnificent blog: http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/i-w-harper-bourbon-is-returning-to-usa.html
  • Nose
    Very soft. Notes of vanilla, marzipan and caramel. Coconuts and dried bananas. Apricots as well. I. W. Harper Bourbon was notable for having an extremely low rye content, about eight percent.
  • Taste
    Orange marmalade and tangerines. Also strawberries. Buttery mouth coating. Truckloads of cinnamon. Custard powder. Honey candy. Some tannins. Toasted almonds. Later on followed with pine and mint.
  • Finish
    Quite long to be honest. A little pepper and nutmeg. Cloves. Liquorice at the end. A decent sweet bourbon from the mid 1970’s. The back label on the miniature I tasted, states that this whiskey is five years old.
SKU: 75cl / 43% Category: