Great looking bottle. Golden color. Hints of buttered popcorn and toffee for me. Decent pour!
Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon
Bourbon /46% ABV / Indiana, United States
- Indiana, United States
Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon is a blend of two sourced straight bourbon whiskeys distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (MGP). The inaugural batch AAH0320 has a make up which follows: 94% of the bourbon is made from a traditional mash bill (75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley) and aged for 5 years and 4 months. The remaining 6% is a high-rye mash bill aged for 6 years and 2 months. San Francisco-based Hotaling & Co., owner of the brand, is releasing The Horizon in select markets as of summer 2020.View all products by HirschCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.