Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wheater Wednesday: Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond

Note: Wheater Wednesday is a result of a massive blind wheated bourbon tasting that recently concluded. The bourbons rated here are publicly available.

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

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