Hirsch Selection 20 Year Rye
Hirsch // Nova Scotia , Canada
Hirsch is known for being an upscale independent bottler of small batch American and Canadian whiskeys. This is a well aged rye from selected from barrels from Canada's Glenora Distillery, one of the only single malt distilleries in the country.
CanadianDISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.
"The Hirsch selections, whether they hail from the US or Canada, all tend to have a proprietary leatheriness to them from the oak aging. People either love this or hate this. It's interesting that despite all its years in barrel, the whiskey is so light in color - like an oak aged white wine. It's more on the herbal and floral spectrum, finishing with a lot of heat and spice. Gotta say, it's got a lot of Airwick going on. It does finally get a little creamier and mellow with water. If you want to drink a Canadian pine forest, this is your whiskey."