HIRSCH Selected Whiskeys announces the release of its latest expression, The Single Barrel Double Oak. Crafted in Bardstown, Kentucky, The Single Barrel Double Oak is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that has been double barreled in New American Oak and finished in used American Oak barrels.
With only 30 barrels to be released, this limited expression is a true testament to HIRSCH’s ongoing journey of setting a new standard of excellence for American whiskey.
The Single Barrel Double Oak pays homage to HIRSCH’s famed A.H. Hirsch 16-Year-Old Gold Foil, while reaffirming the brand’s steadfast dedication to upholding the A.H. Hirsch legacy through the curation of exceptional American whiskey. This special expression began with an eight-year Kentucky bourbon to bring forward softer notes from the wood. The second barrel was designed to add a light, caramelized layer to the finished bourbon without too much intensity. The result is a maple-vanilla sweetness, with layers of caramel, fig, and tobacco, all held together by a soft oak presence.
“We saw a lot of success when we released the first HIRSCH Single Barrel whiskey in 2021 in honor of Bourbon Heritage Month, so we knew this release had to be just as special,” says Kevin Aslan, HIRSCH Head Distiller. “The Single Barrel Double Oak is our newest Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and we take great pride in presenting these special blends to our customers and whiskey enthusiasts.”
Distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky – the world capital of Bourbon, The Single Barrel Double Oak offers three styles of single barrels, each comprised of two mash bills blended at different ratios:
- 72% Corn, 13% Rye, and 15% Malted Barley aged for eight years and seven months.
- 74% Corn, 18% Rye, and 8% Malted Barley aged for three years and seven months.Kevin Aslan’s tasting notes:
- Nose: charred vanilla, oak, a hint of leather, allspice
- Palate: honey, brown sugar, well-rounded vanilla, lingering crisp heat
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