John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve

Bourbon

Kentucky, USA

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  1. Spencer-Sigurdson

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  2. mjvaders

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  3. MykolaK

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    4.0
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    You can really tell that the casks they used for this were part of the old Stitzel-Weller stock. It's actually VERY reminiscent of Pappy 20 but without the exceptionally long finish and more of the citrus replaced by a slightly metallic, copper-ish note. The vanilla background that you get in ORVW and Pappy is also toned down slightly to reveal more of a dank woodiness. The nose to me wasn't anything to write home about, but it does a fairly good job of letting you know what you're in for: Smooth, without much of a burn at all, some cherry and other miscellaneous fruit in the background, and the mix of vanilla/wood and copper I mentioned before. It's definitely worth experiencing and I might even buy one for myself if it were $900 for a full 750mL bottle, but for a 375mL decanter it's a bit pricey for what tastes essentially like a tweaked Pappy van Winkle.
  4. BryanLushbough

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. slavakava

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  6. spazwaz07

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  7. eebowers

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  8. sbrown24

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    Sweet and smooth. Doc Crow's Louisville KY.
  9. Sheetz

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  10. Steven-Granger

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    5.0
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