Hirsch Selected Whiskeys has announced the debut of its Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release in honor of Bourbon Heritage Month this past September, marking the brand’s first-ever Single Barrel to hit the market. A limited batch of just 57 barrels, the expression is a testament to the brand’s ongoing journey to source the best in American whiskey.
Aged for a minimum of six years in Bardstown, Kentucky in new American Oak Barrels, the Hirsch Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is non-chilled filtered, combining a mashbill of 72% corn, 13% rye, and 15% malted barley. On the nose, it offers bold, dark cherry, roasted caramel, and cinnamon fragrances, and on the palate a marriage of herbs and soft peppery flavors take shape. The finish is long and dry with a sweet chocolate taste lingering afterward.
“The Hirsch brand aims to celebrate those who dare to take a new path and discover new passions, just as A.H. Hirsch did when he left his banking career to pursue whiskey and philanthropist. The Single Barrel release is reminiscent of the 400 barrels A.H Hirsch commissioned, yet even more limited and coveted than before with just 57 barrels,” says American whiskey lead at Hotaling & Co Luis Rivas Ball. “At Hirsch, we are committed to sourcing quality whiskey that surprises and delights consumers, offering outstanding liquid that you can’t find anywhere else. Each release is an adventure and this first Single Barrel is perfect representation of where the brand plans to go in the future.”
The Hirsch Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release has a Barrel Entry ABV of 62.5% and is priced at $89.99.
For more details about Hirsch Selected Whiskeys and where to find The Single Barrel, head over to the brand’s official website.
In July, we sat down with Luis Rivas Ball to discuss Hirsch The Horizon, the ethos behind the brand, and what makes the bourbon so unique.