Hirsch Small Batch High-Rye Straight Bourbon 8 Year

Bourbon

Hirsch // Indiana, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    3.88
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 34 )

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.

  • age
    8 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak with char #4 bodies and char #2 heads

Tasting Notes

"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."

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Rich