Hirsch has unveiled its Single Barrel Double Oak expression. Created in Bardstown, Kentucky, the new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pays homage to A.H. Hirsch 16-Year-Old Gold Foil, while reaffirming the brand’s steadfast dedication to uphold the A.H. Hirsch legacy.
Hirsch Single Barrel Double Oak began with an eight-year Kentucky bourbon to bring forward softer notes from the wood. The second barrel added a light, caramelized layer to the finished bourbon without too much intensity. The result is a maple-vanilla sweetness with layers of caramel, fig, tobacco, all held together by a soft oak presence.
“We saw a lot of success when we released the first Hirsch Single Barrel whiskey in 2021 in honor of Bourbon Heritage Month, so we knew this release had to be just as special,” says Kevin Aslan, Hirsch Head Distiller. “The Single Barrel Double Oak is our newest Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and we take a lot of pride in presenting these special blends to our customers and whiskey enthusiasts.”
The Single Barrel Double Oak offers three styles of single barrels, each comprised of two mash bills blended at different ratios:
- 72% Corn, 13% Rye, 15% Malted Barley aged for eight years and seven months.
- 74% Corn, 18% Rye, 8% Malted Barley aged for three years and seven months.
On the nose, the whiskey offers notes of charred vanilla, oak, a hint of leather, and allspice, noted Aslan after tasting Barrel GLD 23020, which featured an ABV of 63.9%. The palate delivers honey, brown sugar, well rounded vanilla, and a lingering crisp heat.
Only 30 barrels worth of the Hirsch Single Barrel Double Oak are set to be released and will retail for $99 per bottle. The whiskey is currently available on ReserveBar.com as well as on shelves at retailers in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, TN, and TX.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In November, American whiskey brand Hirsch teamed up with French Cognac makers Hine to release The Cask Strength Finished in Cognac Barrels. Just 9,000 bottles of the limited-edition whiskey were released.