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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    Comparing the Pappy to the Hirsch is more akin to a Mercedes to a BMW. Both are very fine pours that have their strengths and weakness. I do prefer the original Hirsch to the Pappy by a wide enough margin, but I also like to mix things up.

    What I find most interesting on the pricing of the Hirsch is that when it first came out (blue wax) it was priced upwards of $70-80 - and that was over 10 years ago.

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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    Well... I was at Flemings Steakhouse in Newport Beach last night and had some AH Hirsch 16 for the first time. It was just okay IMO. It tasted a little thin and the finish was average at best. Glad I had some before I popped open my recently purchased bottle. Think I will be returning this one to the store I bought it from...

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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    I was just at Hi Times last night and was speaking with Trayce (their buyer) and he assured me that the AH Hirsch I tried the other night must have been left open for a long time or the contents were tainted as the profile is nothing like I had experienced. I will keep my bottle and give it another shot...

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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    Beware of unusually high expectations.

    I love the Original Hirsch, but have never tasted the latest foil version, but I doubt anything can live up to its mythical expectation.

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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    I still have about a third of a bottle of the gold wax. Each time I open another of my dwindling supply of the gold foil, I compare the two. The difference is not mythical.

    Now the blue wax, which I've never had the good fortune to try, that's mythical.

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    Yours truly,
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    Re: 2 bottles of PVW 15 or 1 bottle of AH Hirsch 16?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad View Post
    I still have about a third of a bottle of the gold wax. Each time I open another of my dwindling supply of the gold foil, I compare the two. The difference is not mythical.

    Now the blue wax, which I've never had the good fortune to try, that's mythical.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Funny thing, Dave -- I think it's the concept of 'taste memory' that is (or, at least, can be) mythical. I tried the Hirsch blue-wax side-by-side with the gold-foil along with Julian and Randy G. (rancastle) at the Gazebo in Bardstown last September, and we agreed the blue-wax is fuller and richer. However, when I sample that same blue-wax bottle today (it's almost gone), I find a very nice bourbon, but nothing all that exceptional.
    Which is the more valid verdict, I have no idea.
    Tim

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    Taste Memory -- Link to New Thread

    Rather than hijack this thread I started a new thread on this topic.

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    Dave Morefield
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