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A H Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old

A H Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old


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•    Distilled at Michter’s Distillery
•    Aged 16 years
•    Very rare collectable
•    ABV 45.8%, 70cl






A H Hirsch Reserve was distilled at the now closed Michter’s Distillery in Pennsylvania. Bottles are very rare and opportunities to buy are becoming increasingly scarce.

When operating, Michter’s Distillery made the only pot-still bourbon whisky in post-prohibition America. Charles Everett Beam was the master distiller. He was a direct descendent of Jacob Beam, founder of Jim Beam. Charles Everett was employed by Louis Forman, owner of Michter’s Distillery.

Making quality whisky, regardless of cost, was the objective. They started selling their first product in the late 1950s. A drinks industry executive called Adolf H Hirsch then bought a quantity of it and sold a 16 year old and 20 year old under the A H Hirsch label.

This is the last of this whisky. The Michter’s Distillery closed in 1988 and is now in a fairly run down state. This final release of 1,000 bottles was distilled in 1974 and then aged for 16 years. It has spent recent years in stainless steel tanks to stop it aging further.

The stocks were put on sale by the current owner of the brand, Preiss Imports, in 2009.

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Preiss Imports, San Diego, California, USA
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