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    Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Saw this on the shelf at my local store. Has anyone ever tried it? They're asking $45 for it, which is the upper end of what I would normally spend on any whiskey, period.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Do you like Canadian whisky? Do you drink a lot of Canadian Club or Crown Royal? You can get pretty high up into those lines for $45. Sazerac has some up market Canadians. Their single barrel, Caribou Crossing, is in that price range and their Royal Canadian is only $19.99.

    I haven't had any of the Hirsch Canadians (I think there are more than one). I respect the company (i.e., Anchor), so I would expect them to be good from that standpoint. I tend to be less interested in whiskeys from non-distiller producers. I prefer to know who made it. So that's a turn-off for me.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    I respect Fritz Maytag and Henry Preiss. The new owners of Anchor/Preiss? Not so sure.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    I respect Fritz Maytag and Henry Preiss. The new owners of Anchor/Preiss? Not so sure.
    I agree. We'll have to wait and see.

    Henry is still in the picture there. Fritz is not.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    I had it at a tasting awhile back and wasn't real impressed. Its perhaps not fair to judge it based on one drink at a tasting, but for that price I would probably pass, especially if that is the upper end of what you want to spend. I hate splurging on something and being disappointed.

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    Thumbs up Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Do you like Canadian whisky? Do you drink a lot of Canadian Club or Crown Royal?
    Canadian Whisky is barely okay to me, and certainly very light and thin to my palate. If this stuff is anything close to Canadian Club or Crown Royal, I will definitely take a pass, especially for the price.

    Thanks for the warning!!!

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by boneuphtoner View Post
    Canadian Whisky is barely okay to me, and certainly very light and thin to my palate. If this stuff is anything close to Canadian Club or Crown Royal, I will definitely take a pass, especially for the price.

    Thanks for the warning!!!
    I haven't tried it but it's bound to be in that style.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    I respect Fritz Maytag and Henry Preiss. The new owners of Anchor/Preiss? Not so sure.
    Preiss is now owned by Tony Foglio (the guy behind Skyy Vodka, which he sold to Campari Group). He also bought Anchor Brewing & Distilling with a minority share being owned by Barry Bros. in the UK.

    Fritz is completely out of the business, and Henry will probably leave the company within a year.
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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Preiss is now owned by Tony Foglio (the guy behind Skyy Vodka, which he sold to Campari Group). He also bought Anchor Brewing & Distilling with a minority share being owned by Barry Bros. in the UK.

    Fritz is completely out of the business, and Henry will probably leave the company within a year.
    Exactly, and that's why I'm leery. Springbank has already jumped ship. I wonder who's next.

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    Re: Hirsch 8yr Canadian Rye

    Who has Springbank now?

    I heard from a good source over the weekend that Fritz still comes around from time to time but is essentially out of the business.

    The other player is Keith Greggor, whose background is similar to Foglio's. Skyy was started by Michael Kanbar.

 

 

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