Tasted: I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Bourbon

iwharper-15yr-931850cff234168b9b49e302ae3d4270e5180958I.W. Harper is kind of a long story.

Back in the late 1800s, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim and his brother, Bernard, founded I.W. Harper Bourbon. Over the years, it received a lot of accolades, even taking the Gold Medal at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, thrived during Prohibition, and had its own star turn in a Bond novel and film, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”

As we have mentioned previously, through years of distillery acquisitions and such over the ensuing years, the brand eventually fell into the hands of Diageo, who for the past few decades has limited sales of the American whiskey…