Originally Posted by jcusey
I never could warm to the AH Hirsch (I only ever had the 16) -- it tasted too much like pine resin to me.
I didn't have the negative reaction to Hirsch that you did, but I was at first underwhelmed given the price (I've only had the 16 yo, which I believe now runs north of $100 per bottle; I don't think the 20 yo is available any longer but, if it is, it would be significantly more expensive). I have since warmed to it tremendously, though I doubt I would buy it at its current price.
With regard to some of the other comments above:
- I've tried Black Maple Hill and like it very much. Lots of spice, and I like the name.
- Blanton's is a favorite. Very smooth and mellow. Great packaging, too.
- I still need to try Bulleit.