Photo libraries, in ascending order by bottling year

Hirsch Reserve 15yr 95.6pf, Block Letter Label

This was the original Hirsch 15 year offering. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 15yr 95.6pf, Script Label

This version of the 15yr was bottled after the Van Winkle style 15 yr label.  It was technically bottled after it had turned 16 yrs. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Blue Wax Script Label

This was the first bottling of the AH Hirsch 16. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Boone’s Knoll 16yr, 91.6pf

This was one of three brands the Michter’s distillate was bottled under, along with A.H. Hirsch and Van Winkle Lot H. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 95.6pf, Squat Gold Wax

This was the last bottling of the Hirsch 16 at the higher 95.6 proof. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Squat Black Wax

This was the first version of the Hirsch 16 that was bottled at the lower 91.6 proof. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Van Winkle Family Selection “Lot H” 16yr, 95.6pf

The Lot H bottles were likely bottled using whiskey from the Boone distillery, which was also used for the first bottles of Pappy 20. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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Colonel Randolph 16yr 116pf, 1990

Colonel Randolph was a bottling done for overseas markets by Julian Van Winkle III. Roughly 130 cases were bottled. It’s the highest proof bottling done with the famous PA-distilled batch of A.H. Hirsch bourbon.
Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr Gold Wax Export

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr Export, Dripping Gold Wax

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Van Winkle Family Selection “Lot H” 17yr, 95.6pf

The Lot H bottles were likely bottled using whiskey from the Boone distillery, which was also used for the first bottles of Pappy 20. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 17yr, 95.6pf, Gold Wax Script Bottle

The gold wax A.H. hirsch 17 is essentially the same whiskey bottled as the Van Winkle Lot H 17 year. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Gold Wax Tall Bottle

This is the second to last original bottling of the Hirsch 16, prior to the recent humidor bottle. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91.6pf, Gold Foil Top

The gold foil was the final original bottling of the Hirsch 16, prior to the recent humidor bottle. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 18yr, 93pf, 1992

AH Hirsch 18 yr is the rarest of all of the AH Hirsch releases.  There were only 37 cases (444) bottles released.  Speculation was that it was the remaining inventory of the bourbon that was tanked and released as a 17 year old (Some say it didn’t actually meet the requirements for an 18 year label).  It is the only Hirsch offering that wasn’t either 91.6 or 95.6 proof (it was 93 proof).  It is possible that was because that particular dilution made for an even number of cases.  The bottle pictured here represents one of only 24 bottles that were sold domestically.  Gordon Hue, who owned all of the Hirsch stock, released the rest of them overseas.

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A.H. Hirsch 19yr, 93pf

Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 20yr, 91.6pf, Red Wax Script Bottle

The only version of the 20 year Michter’s distilled Hirsch. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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A.H. Hirsch 16yr, 91pf, Humidor Bottle

In 2009 some of the remaining 16 year Hirsch bourbon was rebottled in hand blown glass bottles and packaged in a humidor case. This was the final bottling of the 16. Photos courtesy of Brian Daigle.

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