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    Hirsch Selection (13year)

    I was in a whiskey bar this weekend (FX McRory's, Seattle) to enjoy their most-amazing bourbon selection (well over 100 brands). I noticed a bottle of "Hirsch Selection", Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.... bottled in Lawrenceburg. I'm assuming that it's four roses bourbon. Anyone know the history of why this has a "Hirsch" name attached to it? (not A.H.Hirsch). Thanks


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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    I am pretty sure the bottle you are speaking of Dave is a 13 yo Rye whiskey. I may be wrong but I think Julian did the bottling of it. There is also a Hirsch Selection Canadian Whiskey available but I forget its age right now.
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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year)

    Hey, I was at a whiskey bar, so consequently my eyesight may not have been in fine working order! But I think you're right, it must have been a rye. But why the Hirsch branding if it was distilled in KY?

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    I may not be totally correct on this so please anyone, correct me if I am wrong. I think Julian previously owned the rights (or something) to the Hirsch name a few years ago and he bottled this whiskey from stock he had purchased from somewhere else.

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    Mark and Dave,

    I am totally unfamiliar with this bottling guys. What can you share with us regarding this bottling? With the Hirsch and Van Winkle names associated with it, I would have to assume that it would be a winner. Is it?

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    A few years ago, when I thought I had a lifetime supply of rye, I did a couple of bottlings of my rye under the "Hirsch Selection" label. I did this bottling for Henry Preiss who at the time was my CA wholesaler. He used the "Hirsch Selection" trademark while Tim Hue in Covington, KY used the A.H. Hirsch bourbon label. Henry actually snuck in and trademarked the HS label.
    I would bottle Preiss's rye, then finish up with mine, so the whiskey should be identical for certain bottlings.
    Julian

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    I am totally unfamiliar with this bottling guys. What can you share with us regarding this bottling? With the Hirsch and Van Winkle names associated with it, I would have to assume that it would be a winner. Is it?
    I have sampled a bottle of both. They are both excellent rye whiskeys, not two cents worth of difference between the two. But, the Hirsch is about $15 per bottle more expensive here in Washington. Guess which one I buy when I have the chance?

    Regards, jimbo

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    Hirsch 13yr Rye

    OK, old thread, but I passed this bottle up today because once again, I wasn't sure if it was worth grabbing! I'll go back and get it tomorrow!

    Dawn

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    Mark,

    I think you are correct. See here .

    IIRC, someone (perhaps even Julian, himself) said that the Hirsch rye was from stock that didn't quite measure up to the VWFR 13 year rye profile.

    I have a bottle of the Hirsch, and I'm hard pressed (with my tin palate) to tell the difference.

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    Re: Hirsch Selection (13year rye)

    Dave,

    In Spring 2002, I had a conversation with Julian during which he told me that it was the same stock. He said that when he was done filling his bottles, the remainder got a Hirsch label slapped on them.

    It's a superb product in any event.

 

 

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