Back when I was a young man, before the advent of high end bourbon, I loved I.W. Harper 100 proof. I drank it in the early 70s, but in succeeding years the need for frequent partying diminished and I dropped the habit. Years later in the late eighties I wandered into a liquor store in Louisville looking for my old friend and was infomed that all the product was being sold to Japan.
I'm just wondering who else remembers this stuff and whether they have an opinion of it's quality compared with an entry or mid level high end bourbon of today. As I remember it, it had a neutral oak taste with some citrus flavor at the side of the tongue. But then that's when I was paying attention to the girls and not the whiskey notes. However I do remember my firm assessment of the product as the best of it's era and I decorated a nearly empty apartment on the lower east side of NYC with a bookshelf filled with about 50 of the gold labeled bottles. So I'd like your opinions.
Next question: Is there any way to get it? Bernheim Distillery is, I believe, the manufacturer.
Third: Why don't we get some of the villagers together and storm the castle with torches. Why the hell is a good American bourbon unobtainable by Americans?
"It's always a pleasure"