Known as the BEST bourbon you’ll never taste, find out why below!
Happy National Bourbon Heritage Month and to kick it off here is a legendary spirit, A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Years Old, distilled in the Spring of 1974.
This extraordinary Bourbon had a long, dramatic journey from its inception. In fact, the history behind A.H. Hirsch Reserve speaks volume about why it is not just the finest American bourbon ever made, but indeed a rare National artifact.
The sublime, amber-colored whiskey in this bottle was distilled in 1974 in small copper pot-stills of Michter’s Distillery. Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania, the distillery originated in the mid-1700’s.
The combination of an arduous distilling process, an unusual recipe including rye and 16 years of peaceful slumber in the wood is partly why this whiskey is such a magnificent spirit.
In 1989, the last remaining barrels were brought to Kentucky for final aging and bottling and this whiskey was awarded America’s first five-star rating. Simply stated, at the time there was no other Bourbon on any shelf that compared with its bouquet, flavor, depth and overall complexity.
This whiskey has set a bar quite high for me for all things Bourbon, and for those who had the pleasure of tasting it, understand why. A time, in 1974 when distilled, time was slowed down and you can see that in this expression from start to finish.