Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wheater Wednesday: Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond
Old Fitz BiB is a Heaven Hill product that I'd never tasted before. It's a mid-shelf bourbon that can be tough to find in some areas. It is 100 proof (obviously, it is bottled-in-bond), and no age statement that I can see. (I haven't actually had a bottle, just a sample.) Anyway, on to the tasting notes:
Nose: Some slight maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, flavorful and inviting. I got some barrel influence as well.
Taste: Wood forward and some satisfying vanilla up front. Maple and dry moving back but not as much of the sweetness expected from a wheater. After it opened up, the wood receded a bit.
Finish: Sweet and pleasant. The woodiness hung around awhile.
Overall: 84. This was average an average bourbon. As always, YMMV.
Some other reviews are here:
The Last Shall Be First
The Bourbon Observer