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I W Harper Whiskey Half Pint
Harper Bourbon IW Whiskey Half Pint

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IW Harper Bourbon 200 ML Half Pint Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Tax seal staring to peel off see pictures but bottle sealed.

Isaac Wolfe Bernheim (November 4, 1848 – 1945) was an American businessman notable for starting the I. W. Harper brand of bourbon distilled at the Bernheim distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. The success of his distillery and distribution business helped to consolidate the Louisville area as a major centre of Kentucky bourbon distilling. Bernheim was also a philanthropist, establishing the 14,000 acre (57 km²) Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Bullitt County.

Isaac Bernheim was born in Schmieheim, now part of Kippenheim in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1867 with $4 in his pocket. He originally planned to work in New York City. However, the company where he wanted to work went bankrupt, and he was forced to follow a different line of work. He became a traveling salesman or "peddler" traveling throughout Pennsylvania on horseback selling household items to housewives and made a respectable living. However, he was forced to stop peddling when his horse died.

Following the death of his horse Bernheim moved to Paducah, Kentucky, where he worked as a bookkeeper for a wholesale liquor company, Loeb, Bloom, & Co. He was able to save money to bring his brother Bernard to America. He quickly moved on however, and with the help of Nathan Uri and his brother, Bernard Bernheim, was able to open up his own liquor sales firm called Bernheim Brothers & Uri in 1872. Mr. Uri was the brother of IW Bernheim's wife, Amanda. Because of their business's proximity to large waterways, the company grew rapidly.

Bernheim Brothers & Uri moved from Paducah to Louisville in 1889 for the purchase of a distillery in New Haven. In 1896 Bernheim Brothers & Uri bought the Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery and renamed it Bernheim Distillery Co. Following the purchase of this distillery, they began the production of an elite whiskey brand called I.W. Harper. During the Prohibition era in the U.S. [1920–1933], Bernheim Brothers Distillery was one of only ten distilleries allowed to continue to make bourbon for medicinal purposes. Bernheim sold the business to the Schenley Distilling Corporation in 1937.

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