Hirsch preparing two new bourbons, a high-rye single barrel and a young blend
Hirsch is preparing to follow up last year's popular The Single Barrel bottling with two new releases for the brand.
The approved TTB label indicates that Hirsch The Single Barrel High Rye Bourbon Whiskey will be bottled at 128 proof* and features an 8 year age statement. Unlike last year's Willett-sourced single barrel, this 8-year bourbon will be sourced from MGP and is distilled from their 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley mash bill.
Meanwhile, Hirsch The Bivouac Bourbon Whiskey is a 100-proof blend of two whiskeys:
- 95% of the blend is 3 year, 9 month bourbon distilled by Bardstown Bourbon Company, using a 74% corn, 18% rye, 8% barley mash bill
- 5% of the blend is 8 year old bourbon distilled by Willett, and uses the same 72% corn, 13% rye, 15% malted barley recipe as last year's The Single Barrel.
No information is available yet about pricing or release timing, but expect an announcement in the coming months.
Check out the labels below.
* Note: This article uses information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Whiskey labels are approved by the TTB weeks or months ahead of their release and public announcement, so details about pricing and availability aren't available yet. Furthermore, any proof statements on the label may be placeholders and might change before the official release announcement. However, everything else on the label will appear as it does here, so this gives us a great early look at an upcoming release.