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I.W. Harper Cabernet Cask Reserve Bourbon Whiskey

$62.99

Size
750ml, bottle

This I.W. Harper Cabernet Cask Reserve Bourbon Whiskey is aged for four years and then finished in California Cabernet Sauvignon casks, infusing it with notes of dark fruit and spice alongside the classic vanilla and caramel flavors of bourbon. It's a smooth and approachable whiskey that's perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks.

Description

Aroma

The initial nose presents a subtle sweetness, almost honey-like, with hints of sun-ripened stone fruits like peach or apricot peeking through. This sweetness mingles with a touch of earthy minerality, hinting at the influence of the charred oak barrels used for aging.

Palate

The first sip delivers a wave of familiar bourbon flavors – warm vanilla bean and creamy caramel – but these are quickly joined by a burst of dark fruit. Think juicy blackberries or ripe plums, with a touch of baking spice like cinnamon or clove. The influence of the Cabernet Sauvignon casks is undeniable, adding a layer of complexity that elevates the classic bourbon profile.

Body & Finish

The whiskey has a medium body, feeling smooth and slightly viscous on the tongue. The sweetness from the nose and palate carries through to the finish, but it’s balanced by a hint of tannic dryness reminiscent of red wine. This dryness prevents the finish from becoming cloying and adds a touch of sophistication. The flavors linger pleasantly on the tongue, with hints of vanilla and dark fruit fading slowly.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

45%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

I.W. Harper

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

Clean, lingering, smooth finish and a rich character.

Taste

Taste

Subtle sweetness with bursts of toasted vanilla, ripe fruit and spice.