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Hirsch The Horizon

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    Hotaling & Co.

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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Sometimes, a bourbon just needs to be solid and accessible. Hirsch The Horizon seems to have that goal in its crosshairs.x
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s not bad by any stretch, but it is decidedly odd.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s more down-the-middle than an outright wow.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Totally pleasant but far from powerful or impressive.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by MGP in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and bottled by Hotaling & Co. in San Francisco, California, this is Hirsch The Horizon. This bourbon is a blend composed of 94% 5-year, 3-month-old bourbon with 21% rye in the mashbill, and 6% 8-year, 2-month-old bourbon with 36% rye in the mashbill.

  • Nose:

    Pound cake, cinnamon, candied ginger, maple and a touch of brown sugar. Sweet, a touch spicy, light on the baking spice and a bit of sweet oak.

  • Taste:

    Light to moderate palate with no ethanol, but lighter than the nose would suggest in general. Sweet brown sugar, a touch of tropical fruit, honey, cinnamon and sweet oak.

  • Finish:

    Long, spicy and maple-forward. Touch of spiced apples and stewed pears, brown sugar and some pepper.

  • Overall:

    Totally pleasant but far from powerful or impressive. This release is well-blended and easy to drink, but ultimately light and fruit-forward with touches of sweetness and spice here or there.

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