I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon
Bourbon /43% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Years Aged
Offering a richness of taste and history only the I.W. Harper brand can provide, I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a refined bourbon, perfect for life’s special moments. Sweeter up front with grain and corn immediately apparent, our aged whiskey then moves into notes of oak, raisin, caramel, spice and vanilla. The finish leaves a long and lasting mouthfeel perfect for sipping over conversation with adult friends and family. A premium-quality bourbon, it is best served on the rocks. Includes one 82 proof 750 mL bottle of I. W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Please enjoy responsibly. *New Formula Released in 2015View all products by I.W. Harper BourbonCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.