Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Fall 2018)
Old Fitzgerald // Kentucky, USA
This is the second release in the Bottled in Bond series from Heaven Hill. It features Old Fitzgerald Kentucky Straight Bourbon, the brand's wheated bourbon. Aged for 9 years, this bourbon was produced in October 2008 and bottled August 2018. It meets the strict requirements of a bottled-in-bond: the product of a single distillery from a single distilling season, aged a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof or 50% ABV. It features a black label, as will all fall releases in the series with green labels reserved for spring releases.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Classic coconut and vanilla sweetness present on the nose along with a touch of peanut, red fruits and char smoke. The bourbon is moderately rich and chewy on the palate and just a pleasure to drink from beginning to end. Flavors to highlight are brown butter, beef jerky, and leather. The proof gives just enough bite to the finish, water not necessary. If desired, maybe just a few cool drops or a large rock. One to bring out for special occasions...like making it through the day."