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I.W. Harper 15 Year

I.W. Harper Distilling Company, Tullahoma, TN

Overall

 6.6 / 10

Burn

6.0 / 10

Specs

Age: 15 years

ABV: 43% or 86 proof

Price (Oregon State): 750 ML  $74.95

(Value) Our club average value placed on this bottle was $69.50

(Flavors) Unripened banana, cilantro, basil, fresh rain, dust, smokey***, brown sugar, earthy, licorice, butterscotch, gravel,

(Notes) This is a fantastic whiskey. It’s every bit the flavor we expect a bourbon to have in a beautiful bottle. It smells amazing. It’s definitely something that belongs on the top shelf of your whiskey cabinet.

However, at this price point, we tend to be a bit more critical. If we pay twice as much for the whiskey, we’re expecting to be wowed by a change in the complexity and depth of the flavors. We decided that this whiskey may be over-aged. It tastes too much like sucking on a hunk of old oak to pick much out of it. Again, we really liked it, but when thinking about this versus the standard bottle we decided we liked the younger version better.

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