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I.W. Harper Bourbon*Packaging may vary

I.W. Harper Bourbon

Bourbon /6.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States

Product Details

Kentucky, United States

Product Description

Offering a richness of taste and history only the I.W. Harper brand can provide, I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a refined bourbon, perfect for life’s special moments. Our unique offering begins with a subtle nose, while leaving traces of caramel and vanilla on entry before melting into creamy bursts of wood and spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with subtle fruit notes. A premium-quality bourbon, it is perfect in classic cocktails. Includes one 82 proof 750 mL bottle of I. W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Please enjoy responsibly. *New Formula Released in 2015

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Community Reviews

4.5(1 Reviews)
  • Lou
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 5 2019
    Verified Buyer

    Undervalued. For me it bests knob creek and MM


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
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.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
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.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
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.

About the Brand

I.W. Harper is a refined bourbon, perfect for life's special moments. With a rich cultural history, from inspiring a clothing line to cruising around the world as an ocean liner staple in the 1950s, I.W. Harper has always been a favorite amongst those with great taste.