Hirsch Special Reserve Corn Whisky is a whisky distilled in Kentucky but bottled in Missouri. To be named “Corn Whisky,” the distillate must be based on a mash bill composed of at least 80% corn, against a minimum of 50% of bourbon. In addition, to define itself as “Straight,” it must be aged at least two years in used barrels, unlike bourbon. The name is the same as the famous A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 yo, bottled by Julian Van Winkle III, but the brand has changed ownership several times after that release.
- Type: Kentucky Straight Corn Whisky
- Origin: USA
- ABV: 45%
- Cask: used Bourbon barrels
- Age: NAS
- Price: $30 – €28
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TASTING NOTES – HIRSCH SPECIAL RESERVE CORN WHISKY
Hirsch Special Reserve Corn Whisky is essentially a very basic product, with a very simple aromatic palette and a slender body. An impalpable whisky, which leaves a vague and forgettable memory. Alcohol is also not fully integrated, especially on the palate and in the final.