Hirsch 22 Rye
Added on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 09:34 AM
  Bottler: Preiss Imports
  Age: 22 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 46.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $150 Availability: Better Stores
This whisky was bottled for Preiss Imports by Buffalo Trace, who owns the fictitious business name "Hirsch Distillers" according to the Kentucky Secretary of State.   The distillery that produced the whiskey is unknown.    Note: The Hirsch Distillers name is owned in Missouri by a different bottler also used by Preiss Imports.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose rushes over me with big vanilla, caramel and toffee, varied cereal grains with oats very prominent, corn, multigrain bread, and something earthy. Kinda smells like a granola bar. The palate: oh yes. Moderately sweet, and so "smooth" yet full of stuff -- chocolate, rich toffee, light varied spices, burnt caramel. This is a treat for sure! Finish continues the theme, becoming dryer and mildly chewy (note: let the wookie win). This does it all and does it all very well. 

Nose:  Great old rye notes, sandalwood, polished wood, pipe tobacco, chocolate.

Palate:  Lots of that woody rye on the palate but the wood overwhelms the spice and gives it a bit of a dulled, wood note and some bitterness.

 The finish is bitter with lots of wood.


This one starts out with a lot of promise, but there's just too much wood in there.  

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