Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond Bourbon
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
Old Fitzgerald, a product of Heaven Hills Distillery, is a very affordable, everyday whiskey made with wheat as a secondary grain in place of rye in the mash bill. Wheated bourbons are known to be a bit softer and lighter than bourbons that are made with rye. This whiskey is also unique in that it is “Bottled in Bond” which ensures that a whiskey is produced and bottled by one distiller, in one distilling season, is aged in a bonded US government warehouse for a minimum of four years and is bottled at 100 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose on this whiskey is round with a good amount of wood, baking spices, toasted oats, and light chewy pralines. Old Fitz BIB can be a little hot out of the gates, but as you get past the 100 proof-welcome you get some rich flavors of vanilla, clove, and toasted walnuts sprinkled on oatmeal. This whiskey could easily benefit from a touch of water, but truthfully, why reach for a BIB if you are simply going to add water? That said, with a little water, you will coax a bit more nuanced subtleties like cinnamon-coated walnuts, maple syrup and hints of mint from this delicious wheated bourbon. "