A.H. Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old / First Bottling

Lot: 54931
Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old / First Bottling
Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old / First Bottling
Winning Bid: £2,100.00

A.H. Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old / First Bottling

Bomberger's Distillery
16 Year Old
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA
Julian Van Winkle III / A.H Hirsch
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Bottle Strength:
91.6 US Proof / 45.8%
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Distillery Status:

Hirsh Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / First Release

A legendary bottle of bourbon that has had a whole book written about it: "The Best Bourbon You'll Never Taste" by Charles K Cowdery

Distilled in 1974, this bourbon is bottled from a single 400 barrel batch commissioned by Adolph Hirsch and distilled under contract at Bomberger's distillery, just outside Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania (The home of Michter's whisky).

This is the first bottling, from 1991, produced and marketed by Julian Van Winkle III in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, referred to in inner circles as the 'blue wax'. Responsibility for the later bottle was undertaken by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, Kentucky, due to the acquisition of Pappy Van Winkle by Sazerac.

In his book Cowdery refers to the bourbon as one of the "best whiskeys I've ever tasted."

Mash bill contains 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley.

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