Earlier this year, the I.W. Harper brand was recently re-introduced to the U.S. market in a standard offering and this limited-edition 15-year-old expression. The whiskey was distilled at the Bernheim distillery, now owned by Heaven Hill. It’s made up of 86% corn, 6% rye and 8% barley, and is selling for an SRP of $74.99. The bottle is a re-interpretation of the old I.W. Harper glass decanter. Let’s get to tasting!
Diageo is packing a one-two punch in the American Whiskey world. Recently, the I.W. Harper brand was reintroduced to the United States after a 20 year absence. Now, their newest brand, Blade and Bow, is their homage to the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Blade and Bow is entering the market in two forms: a 22-year old, one-time release and a no age statement general release. Today, we’re looking at the general release.
Diageo brings the classic I.W. Harper back to the United States for the first time in about 20 years. The old brand used to sit on the bottom of the whiskey shelves. The new I.W. Harper is moving up in the world. (more…)