Streght: 46% ABV (92 proof)
Minimum aged: Blend of 5.4yr and 6.2yr American oak.
Description: Established in 1974, A.H. Hirsch has always been on the forefront of blending high quality bourbons. The Horizon combines two straight bourbons, distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 94% of the blend is distilled from a traditional mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% malted barley aged a minimum of 4 years. The remaining 6% is distilled from a high rye mashed aged nearly 6 years for added complexity.
Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, but also makes a killer Manhattan.
Bourbon Definition: Bourbon must be produced in America. Bourbon has to be distilled from at least 51% corn and other grain varieties Which include wheat, rye, or barley, and then aged in new charred oak barrels. The type of grain and water contribute greatly to the taste of a paticular whiskey.
This is not just a common practice but actual Bourbon Law. Bourbon must be bottled at no less than 40% alcohol and aged a minimum of 2 years in new American charred oak barrels. Straight Bourbon must not contain any flavoring, coloring or other additives.
The spirit is required to be a product of one season,one distiller, and one distillery.