Hirsch Selected Whiskeys has announced the release of its latest expression, The Single Barrel Double Oak.
Made in Bardstown, KY, The Single Barrel Double Oak is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey double barreled in new American oak and finished in used American oak barrels.
Only 30 barrels will be released.
This expression began with an eight-year Kentucky bourbon to bring forward softer notes from the wood, the company says. The second barrel was designed to add a light, caramelized layer to the finished bourbon without too much intensity. The result is a maple-vanilla sweetness, with layers of caramel, fig, tobacco, all held together by a soft oak presence.
The Single Barrel Double Oak offers three styles of single barrels, each comprised of two mash bills blended at different ratios:
- 72% corn, 13% rye, 15% malted barley aged for eight years and seven months.
- 74% corn, 18% rye, 8% malted barley aged for three years and seven months.
The Single Barrel Double Oak retails for a suggested price of $99 per 750-ml. bottle. It is currently available on ReserveBar.com as well as on shelves at retailers in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, TN and TX.
This follows the release of Hirsch Whiskey The Bivouac.