Hirsch Straight Kentucky Straight Rye 25 yo
HIRSCH SELECTION is a supreme handpicked series representing the finest spirits available; each chosen with connoisseurs of small batch fine spirits in mind.
Hirsch Selection Kentucky Straight Rye is a rare expression of an American whiskey classic: straight rye whiskey. Produced using column stills, it is aged to perfection in oak casks. At 25
years of age, this rye has developed into a full-blown, intense and aromatic whiskey: dark, lusciously rich and with wonderful oak flavor. Even though the oak aging is apparent and the flavors have a toasty oak taste, the oak does not overpower the exotic and deep straight rye flavor.
The whiskey enters the palate with warmth and then works back from the rear of the palate to cover the entire palate with rich, multi-layered flavors. Hirsch Selection Kentucky Straight Rye is a most complex and intriguing whiskey that comes along once rarely.
Deep, dark rich tone.
Forward in your face style brash and wonderful!
This Kentucky Classic whiskey was aged approx. 25 years in oak casks. The whiskey was then transferred to stainless steel tank before further aging in younger 10-15 year old casks.
Highly Recommended. “Brilliantly gorgeous deep bronze / henna color; minor particles seen floating in the burnished orange core. Loads of wax paper, paraffin, burnt meat (barbeque) fragrances assertively greet the olfactory sense after the pour; following ten minutes of aeration, the bouquet settles down and tightly focuses on the paraffin/butcher’s wax paper element and becomes floral. Entry is flowery (rose petals), spiced, and curiously astringent; midpalate offers atypical tastes of dried flowers, dried fruits (pears, apricots), nut butter, and cooking oil. Concludes almost delicate, flowery / garden-like, and spiced. Like no other very old SB I’ve ever encountered. Unique.”
-F. Paul Pacult
Alcohol Content46% ABV
4 Stars. Highly Recommended.
F. Paul Pacult