Cyrus Noble Bourbon first appeared in 1871 where it became a favorite amongst San Franciscans and those with gold rush fever, who were thirsty for Kentucky-made whiskey. Little has changed since then amongst Bay Area natives. They’re still thirsty for more Kentucky brown water and no matter how much we buy, it’s never enough. Haas Brothers, who own the label first established in 1871, are now bringing it back by sourcing some fine casks from Kentucky and bottling it under their old trademark. Soft, creamy, and loaded with barrel spice and vanilla, it reminds me of the last Hirsch selection that I loved so much, albeit this one is much less expensive.