A.H. Hirsch Reserve is one of the most mythical bourbons around. Its dramatic history and reputation as being one of the finest bourbons ever made make it exceptionally collectible. In Spring 1974, Adolph Hirsch commissioned a 400-barrel batch of whiskey at the Pennco Distillery in Pennsylvania, nowadays more commonly known as Michter’s. When the distillery went bankrupt in 1990, the 16-year-old bourbon had not been put to use yet. Part of the bourbon was transferred into steel tanks, and the remaining stock was allowed to mature further. Hirsch sold his whiskey to the Hue Family from Kentucky, who had Julian Van Winkle III bottle the brand. This here Gold Foil bottling was released in 2003 by Buffalo Trace, after Sazerac had acquired the Pappy brands from Julian Van Winkle and bottling for Hirsch moved to Buffalo Trace as well.