A quick summation offers that the bourbon was dried in early 1974, at what could eventually be known as the Michter's Distillery close Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. Adolph Hirsch commissioned the whiskey at a single 400-barrel batch. It was the standard bourbon recipe used in the distillery by master distiller Dick Stoll, who discovered it, and also his commerce, under Everett Beam. The bourbon had a mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley.
When the distillery faced insolvency, this bourbon, that had already been obsolete for much longer than was standard or average, had never been put to use. Gordon Hue acquired it in 1989, and'd Julian Van Winkle III bottle the brand -- A.H. Hirsch Reserve.
Quite a few different ages were released, with the very first bottling of a 16 Year Old being in 1991. The labels from this variant will state bottled in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and are known as the"blue wax" A.H. Hirsch, whereas the 2003 bottling says Frankfort, Kentucky, and is known as the"gold foil" bottling.
Hue claimed ownership of this brand, selling it from his own store and mainly to the Japanese market. Henry Preiss of Preiss Imports then eventually acquired the newest, also was responsible for the"gold foil" discharge and the decanter bottling which followed.