GSN Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Fall Bourbon 2019 Edition

Each Spring and Fall, a new edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond decanter series is released. Bottled in an ornate bottle inspired by an original 1950’s Old Fitzgerald diamond decanter, the series reflects the traditions of both the Old Fitzgerald history tied to John E. Fitzgerald and the historic Bottled-in-Bond designation. The brand was first registered in 1884 by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. Pappy moved production of Old Fitz to his distillery where it became one of the first Wheated Bourbons. In 1999, Heaven Hill bought the Old Fitzgerald brand and began distilling it at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Fall 2019 Edition Bourbon (100 proof)
Visual: Mahogany.
Nose: Caramel, oak, dried figs, baking spices and pecans.
Taste: Dark caramel, cocoa, fruitcake, with a middling of oak char. Very smooth and mellow with a pervasive sweetness.
Finish: Medium long with a toasted nuttiness, lingering caramel, coffee, cocoa, and cinnamon.
Overall: A really fine bourbon that hits all of the marks and becomes a standout in the field. If you have the $, get a bottle and savor on special occasions.
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Heaven Hill Distillery

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