I.W. Harper 15yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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I.W. Harper 15yr

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  • Distiller:

    New Bernheim Distillery

  • Bottler:

    I.W. Harper

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: The only thing it’s missing is that oomph, that bourbon X factor to push it up and over the line.
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  • Raided Score: 75
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It tastes like the inside of your mouth after a good night’s sleep during which you’ve drooled on the pillow only a little. In my opinion, it is so not worth the $75 you’d have to shell out for it.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A long satisfying finish with fresh mint, orange peel, milk chocolate and toasted almonds ends things nicely.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: For most, I.W. Harper 15 Year will probably be in the “I like it” category, followed by a “it costs too much” conclusion.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Great medium-weight body and balance, palate repeats the nose, oaky-sweet finish; well-integrated whiskey. But my eyes pop at the price.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and smooth with gently fading spices and a touch of oak.
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  • Raided Score: 70
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I wish the palate would have been a little more complex, and would not have left such unpleasant flavors on the finish. I do not believe that I would go out of my way to try and find this bourbon, and I know that I can definitely find better for the price point.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s heat at first, but this settles down into supple sweetness and a finish that’s surprisingly gentle for a 15 year old bourbon. Ultimately it’s quite balanced and delightful — and well worth sampling. Delightfully retro decanter, too.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Medium in length, there are plenty of tannins and new oak on the finish with a hint of cloves and baking spices.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's not massively complex but its actually pretty well made. I like it. There's some nice balance between the sweetness and the more earthy/savory notes. Not at all over oaked.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 15yr release from under Diageos wing. It is sourced product from New Bernheim bottled under the I.W Harper line that Diageo is resurrecting.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, cloves, vanilla and caramel. Deep earthy tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel with no heat. Sweet corn, rich vanilla. Honey, tobacco and clove. Not too sweet, not too earthy. Some faint banana.

  • Finish:

    Medium length, nice clove and spice notes. Some sweetness here also from the caramel.

  • Overall:

    It's not massively complex but its actually pretty well made. I like it. There's some nice balance between the sweetness and the more earthy/savory notes. Not at all over oaked.

  • Score:

    6

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