Hirsch Selection Special Reserve 20 Year Old American Whiskey



A 20-year-old American whisky from the producers of "The Best Bourbon You'll Never Taste". Distilled from bourbon mash in February 1987.

Hirsch Selection is a brand of American whisky from Preiss Imports, who bottled to the original A.H. Hirsch Reserve. Next, Preiss Imports was acquired by San Francisco-based Anchor Brewers and Distillers. That company still sells bourbon under the Hirsch name, though it’s a different animal entirely—a series of bourbons sourced from undisclosed producers around the country. Making things even more confusing, Henry Preiss later reacquired the name Preiss Imports and started building an entirely new portfolio of spirits.

But back when Preiss still had the Hirsch label in its portfolio, the company bottled several well-aged whiskeys under that name, including this American whiskey. Since the names Hirsch and Preiss both mean something entirely different than they did ten years ago, there’s little information available today on this whiskey, other than what’s on the bottle. To wit: it was distilled in Illinois and barreled on February 27, 1987 (at least the date is precise!). It’s made with a bourbon mash bill, matured in used cooperage for 20 years, and was bottled at 96 proof. The run was limited to 120 barrels.


Country USA
Region Kentucky
Brand Hirsch
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Bourbon
Feature Allocated & Limited Edition
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml