Collect this Old Fitzgerald 14 & 15-year rare bourbon set.
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Each Spring and Fall, a new edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond decanter series is released. Bottled in an ornate decanter 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 Old Fitzgerald line is well-known for its distilling pedigree as the brand was first registered in 1884 by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. In 1999, Heaven Hill bought the Old Fitzgerald brand and began distilling it at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.”
Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond 15 Year: On the nose, it assertively throws off a bouquet of caramel corn, Werther’s originals-like caramel candy, florals, strawberry jam fruitiness, baking spices and old oak. As the age of these batches have increased, the oak presence has certainly crept forward as well, something I can imagine being a bit divisive for fans of the brand. Also surprising: The sheer amount of spice presence on both the nose and the palate, which is far more pronounced than you expect in most wheated bourbons, but complements the profile in a pleasing way. On the palate, there’s a good amount of complexity here in the Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond 15. Caramel apple, strawberry and creamed corn segue into moderate maple syrup sweetness, big oak and a blast of baking spices—again, more than you expect in pretty much any wheated bourbon. Syrupy and fairly rich on the initial palate, it packs moderate heat, about where you would expect for the 100 proof. The finish turns toward old oak, with a tannic dryness that actually helps temper the initial sweetness/richness, but some drinkers may find the oak presence to be a bit too dominant for their taste. Regardless, this feels like the furthest one would probably want to push the age statement on Old Fitzgerald, lest it be overtaken by the wood completely.
Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 14 Year Bourbon: Fall 2020 Release is the sixth release of Heaven Hill's bottled-in-bond bourbons, and it arrives in the same beautiful decanter as the previous entries. This rich and full-bodied bourbon is given a black label to discern it from other 14-year releases and has a rich, full body. The stylish decanter shows off the lovely chestnut hue of this bourbon, aromas of malt, fruit, and hazelnuts rise from the glass. The palate is sweetness-forward, with notes of maple, fig, and apple pie that are balanced by peppery malt.
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