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A.H. Hirsch Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / 2003 Release

Lot: 96926
Hirsch Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / 2003 Release
Hirsch Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / 2003 Release
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Winning Bid: £1,350

A.H. Hirsch Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / 2003 Release

Distillery:
Bomberger's Distillery
Age:
16 Year Old
Vintage:
1974
Region:
Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Bottler:
Buffalo Trace / A.H Hirsch
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
45.8%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

A.H. Hirsch Reserve 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon / 2003 Release

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

Distilled in Spring 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 2003 bottling, produced by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, Kentucky, referred to in inner circles as 'gold foil'. Responsibility for the earlier bottle was undertake by Julian Van Winkle III, however Sazerac acquiring the Pappy Van Winkle brand in 2003 meant that this had to change.

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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