Hirsch The Horizon Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Hirsch’s flagship product 'Horizon' is composed of different bourbons with different ages and percentages that vary from batch to batch. Exact mash bills, ages, and percentages are disclosed on the bottle’s back label. Our 20ml sample tasted like a decent proportion of rye was included adding a nice lift to the profile. Vibrant, balanced, easy drinking while possessing a freshness rarely found in Bourbons at this price point, the oak is never overbearing and the focus feels like it's on the quality of the distillate rather than the creation of a mainstream style. Gets better with every sip. 46% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... While the nose showcases primarily grain aromas, including cracked corn and peanut shell, it also has notes of white pepper, dark cherries, brown sugar, and Hershey's chocolate syrup—a harbinger of things to come. The palate is a chocolate lover's dream, rich and tantalizing without heaviness. There's also mint, cinnamon, cashew butter, and well-integrated oak; time and water bring out sweet orange. It finishes with milk chocolate, toasted nuts, and lingering cinnamon. 90 points - whiskyadvocate.com
...Hirsch The Horizon may have roots tied to the brand some might recognize from years past, but the modern-day version starts with an adventure-forward marketing spin that’s backed by a whiskey that’s accessible, approachable, and affordable. Not every bourbon is supposed to break barriers or set records. Sometimes, a bourbon just needs to be solid and accessible. Hirsch The Horizon seems to have that goal in its crosshairs. A blend of two MGP bourbons that may vary from batch to batch both in blend percentages and ages of bourbons in the blend, while maintaining the 75% corn mashbill component as its core backbone, it offers a modern look and bit of detail right on the label for those who seek it out. While it’s a fairly average bourbon overall, its combination of drinkability and price point is what makes it notable. As a result, I plan on recommending it to those seeking an affordable, easy-drinking bourbon on a go-forward basis. - breakingbourbon.com