I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
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Founded in 1870 by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, a German immigrant, the I.W. Harper distillery found its home in Paducah, Kentucky. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s their Bourbon won numerous gold medals, most notably taking the Gold Medal at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. I.W. Harper thrived during Prohibition as one of only 10 distilleries allowed to legally produce for medicinal purposes. Yes. Really. The brand's premium quality grew to be so popular that it was bestowed with the I.W. Harper 1928 Ford Model A, housed at their facility in Louisville. In the early 40's Bernheim fine-tuned the distillery's boiler to reduce the density of the smoke from its power plant by 65%, which resulted in an improvement in the rich flavor of the whiskey. The brand continued to thrive for the next several decades, despite the death of its founder in 1945. In the 50's it became the favorite Bourbon served on all ocean liners, another example of its enduring caliber. In the mid 1960's, I.W. Harper broke free to become an international sensation, and was served in 110 countries around the world. Just to add a shimmer of ultra cool to these accomplishments, I.W. Harper Bourbon was featured in several James Bond movies in that same decade. As a precursor to the "shaken, not stirred", 007 himself drank it over ice. The 1980's saw a decline in the US Bourbon market as I.W. Harper's international market was blossoming. The decision was made to focus on growing business and bid farewell to the US market. After 20 years, this historic and iconic brand of Bourbon has returned home to our market, and we are the luckier for it.
: "Beginning with a subtle nose, I.W. HARPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey leaves traces of caramel and vanilla on entry before melting into velvety bursts of wood and spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with subtle fruit notes."