A.H. Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country Denmark
  • Region Kentucky
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.8%
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A.H. Hirsch 1974 16 Year Old Bourbon (0.75l, 45.8%)

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Legends, myths, and Whiskey unicorns like this can only be born through the power of community, not marketing. The legendary offering before you is something you're lucky to get to taste once in your life and it ranks above Pappy 23 when it comes to price. It’s supposed to be the best Whiskey you’ll ever taste but let’s talk some facts, shall we?

It was distilled in early 1974 at the now silent Michter’s Distillery near Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. The distillery eventually went bankrupt and this well-aged Bourbon had never been put to use. So, it was bought and Julian Van Winkle III bottled the brand — A.H. Hirsch Reserve. The labels from this edition will say bottled in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and are known as the “blue wax”. Never tasting this one would just really be a terrible shame.



*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country Denmark
  • Region Kentucky
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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