Hirsch Small Batch High-Rye Straight Bourbon 8 Year
HIRSCH // Indiana, USA
Released in mid-July 2017, this small batch bourbon release from Hirsch is comprised of two high-rye mash bills. In addition to corn from both Indiana and Ohio, one contains 21% rye and the other 36% rye. This sourced whiskey is aged in barrels with a char #4 on the bodies of the barrels and a char #2 on the heads of the barrels. This straight bourbon was aged for 8 years.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak with char #4 bodies and char #2 heads
"Hirsch's new high-rye bourbon explodes out of the gate with rye spice. Despite its eight years in charred oak, notes of vanilla play only a supporting role here. As the initial spice fades, hints of white pepper, crisp pear, and butterscotch emerge. A brash and flavorful whiskey, it will appeal to fans of rye and high-rye bourbon."