I've just had a few drams of A.W. Hirsch 16 year old. I'm not much of a bourbon drinker but took the genre into a whole new dimension. The nose was somewhat muted (a good thing) and the sweetness expressed itself in a variety of pleasant ways, but the best was the mouthfeel; viscous sweet velvet on the tongue. The whole experience was luxurious without being overpowering --a common shortcoming with Bourbon.
On to the questions: In the US people go on and on about how rare this stuff is (and how much more rare the 20 year old is),
--does anyone know if the stuff is available anywhere else? And to you US readers -- is it hard to find --how much to you fork over for it?
--Does anyone know about this Whiskey? I don't think MJ or anyone else at Whisky Mag reviewed it (Why? is it THAT rare?!)
--Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.