A Classic Bourbon Inspired By The Legendary A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16
The History of Hirsch
A.H. Hirsch was an investment banker who invested in the "Schaefferstown Distillery" in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in an effort to keep it operational, though it would ultimately shut down several decades later in 1989.
The distillery is a historic landmark for American whiskey that was in operation for more than two centuries, and Hirsch's contribution would ultimately result in what many consider to be the finest expression of bourbon ever made, the legendary A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old.
Today, Anchor Distilling Company is proud to celebrate the Hirsch heritage through a range of sourced selections, most notably being the Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Straight Bourbon.
Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This release consists of a blend of bourbons ranging from seven to nine years old, which is exceptionally mature for bourbon at this price point. Two mash bills are married together, one with 21% rye and the other with 35% rye, resulting in a relatively high rye content of approximately 26%.
The rye is sourced from Northern Europe, and the corn comes from Indiana and Ohio. The high rye content adds a distinctive spice character that balances the sweetness of the corn, making this a bourbon that is excellent sipped on its own or used in your favorite bourbon cocktail.
The spirit is barreled at 120 proof, which is amongst the lowest in the industry and imparts a smoother taste profile. The oak is a #4 char around the base and a #2 char at the head of the barrel. 46% ABV
- 2nd Place - Best Small Batch Bourbon - International Whisky Competition, 2016
- 93 Points, Outstanding - The Tasting Panel, 2016
- 93 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2016