Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • rye
  • cinnamon
  • toasted oak
  • bread
  • biscuit
  • honey
  • cake
  • vanilla

Hirsch

The Horizon Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 46%)
Price $34.99

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Character Goatson
A warm and approachable revitalization of a legendary Straight Bourbon.

Hotaling & Co. is named after a San Francisco Spirits pioneer from the 1800s. But the company that bears his name started as the distilling arm of Anchor Steam Brewery. As is the way with such things, there has been a series of acquisitions, mergers, and rebranding to assemble the company it is today — a distiller and importer of more than three dozen fine adult beverages from their headquarters in the City by the Bay.

The brand and formulations have been reintroduced and revitalized to create Hirsch "The Horizon." It’s comprised of two MGP Spirits. 94% of the Spirit is made from a high-corn Spirit — 75% corn, 21% Rye, and 4% malted barley aged for over five years. The remaining 6% is a high-rye mash — 60% corn, 38% rye, and 4% malted barley aged more than six years. The resulting dram is bottled at a perfect 46% ABV in a flask-shaped bottle with a nice wood stopper.

Smartass Corner:
The original A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon is legendary. There was even a book written about it called "The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste." The final bottles of A. H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old went on sale in 2009 for a retail price of $1500 each — making it one of the most expensive Bourbons in the world. Unopened bottles are still available on the secondary market for upwards of $3000.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The Spirit smells like a Southern picnic — there are notes of sweet cornbread, honied biscuits, spice cake, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is well balanced with just enough Rye spice with caramel, cinnamon, and toasted oak.

Finish
The finish is nice and long with a lingering warmth.
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  • caramel
  • rye
  • cinnamon
  • toasted oak
  • bread
  • biscuit
  • honey
  • cake
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
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