American Whiskey - Bourbon

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Hirsch Selection 20yr Special Reserve American Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

Hirsch whiskey is a reference to AH Hirsch from the famous Michter's distillery of Pennsylvania. That distillery went out of business in 1988 and it appears the remaining stock was purchased by Preiss Imports, whom we presume owns the label. There's a lot of confusion over the source and legacy on the various Hirsch label bottlings... as best we can determine, this is blended in Kentucky with the lots of whiskey owned by Preiss Imports.

Hirsch Selection 20yr bourbon is made with a relatively high 80% corn in the grain-base (must be at least 50% to qualify as bourbon). At the moment, we're unsure who actually bottles the spirit. According to the filing with the Tax and Trade Bureau, the bourbon is produced/bottled at Kentucky Bourbon Distillers.

In their 2011 review, Wine Enthusiasts noted some pleasing characteristics but added "it is all quickly overwhelmed by alcohol. Even cut with water, the spirit is just too darn hot." We feel there are some whiskey drinkers out there who will find that the best recommendation of all!

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
degbert degbert (147) (2011-09-01)
I'm not sure what Wine Enthusiast was smoking before they drank this, but it couldn't have been helpful. This is a nice, lightish, smooth-as-silk whiskey.
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