The trailblazing bourbon brand, HIRSCH Selected Whiskeys, announces its limited-time offering of The Cask Strength Finished in Cognac Barrels. With only 9,000 bottles available nationwide, this exclusive release has been aged for 6 years before finishing in 30-Year-Old HINE Cognac XO barrels for 18th months, resulting in a rich, complex, and well-rounded whiskey from Bardstown, Kentucky. Bottled at cask strength, this expression is one of the newest innovations to come from HIRSCH, a continued celebration of the brand’s commitment to setting the gold standard within the American whiskey category.
The now legendary bourbon A.H. HIRSCH Reserve – commissioned in 1974 – firmly established the A.H. Hirsch legacy as one who never settles and this partnership with HINE Cognac is an expression of that artisanal spirit. HIRSCH looks to the future with an explorer’s mindset and a conviction to highlight the incredible breadth and depth of American Whiskey. HINE Cognac has preserved and ceaselessly renewed 259 years of spirited adventure in creating fine and delicate cognacs. Combining Hirsch whiskey with these exquisite HINE Cognac barrels displays both brands’ commitment to unique character and identity.
Additional tasting notes from Master Innovations Distiller, Kevin Aslan, are as follows:
- Nose: Dark plums, rich baking spices
- Palate: Mild cinnamon heat and black cherry
- Finish: Rich, complex, and well-rounded
HIRSCH Whiskey, The Cask Strength Finished in Cognac Barrels is bottled at cask strength (62.5% ABV) with a proof of 127, and a suggested SRP of $199.99/750ml bottle. The mash bill is comprised of 72% corn, 13% rye, and 15% malted barley.
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