More dirt on this fabulous whiskey; some good news, some not-so.
First, it will be out in the Spring, and labeled as SAZERAC RYE. They evidently felt that the parent company needed a high-profile line of prestigious whiskies, and more power to 'em.
The good news: available nationwide, not just in KY.
The not-so-good news: They've decided to knock it back to 90 proof, instead of the 110 we sampled at WhiskyFest. I'm not a fiend for high proof whiskey, but when something is THAT SMOOTH and good at high proof, it does not seem smart to me to dilute it. JMO, of course.
I still intend to find a bottle or three.

Lew Bryson
Hirsch Reserve 16 YO: Real Pennsylvania Bourbon