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Bottling NameOld Fitzgerald, Very Very
Bottled ByStitzel Weller Shively,Ky
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content100 Proof
Availability US: No Longer Available Japan: Not Available Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Not Available
Age12
Views (since 20080612) 6853
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Review from spun_cookie (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1079, Created:20080510190728)
Purchased at:City bourbon and wedding
Purchased for:a bunch
Info on this bottle:My best guess is this is Distilled in 49 and bottled in 61 (or near that based on the data at teh botom of the bottle)
Proof Of this Bottle:100
Nose:First sent out of the bottle:
Alcohol, oak, light, light leather, I can smell the age on this. It has been sitting in that bottle a long time.

Poured into a Reidel bourbon glass
Very amber in color.

As it opens over 60 seconds some vanilla begins to come um. And a very, very, very light citrus smell.

After about 2-3 minutes, a maple smell and sweeter sensation begins to show up to the dance.

This is getting much nicer as it opens. I was getting worried there for a few minutes.

Vanilla is really there at five plus minutes. I can see why this is so popular.

Taste:Alcohol and leather, but not heavy. Just nice. There is some oak, but not overwhelming Very similar to older bourbons I have had.

After about 3 min, it is sweeter and the taste is fuller. There is still a very light citrus, but the vanilla and the sweet dominates.. alcohol burn is perfect.

Finish:Oak first, then a little burn vanilla and it almost seems chewy.

This really reminds me of much older bourbons. It is hard to believe this I s only 12 yr. PVW 15 yr is what comes to mind.

I only poured about an ounce, but it is very filling.

After 3 minutes the vanilla and caramel show up. Now this is good. I have been worried since I bought this it would not be all that good fears relieved.

Wow, almost a vanilla / milk chocolate harmony here after 4-5 minutes of sitting.
Overall:I am so glad City gave me a chance to taste this nectar.

This is a pour and let sit for five minutes before you start to sip on it.

The 100 proof is just right with the bottle. Everything is in harmony. Birdman you forced my hands to open this puppy and now you have to read this and just hurt in anticipation of this heavenly nectar

Once the top alcohol burns off and this bad boy opens up, I can see why the fight to get these.

Just sipped the last of this ounce Oh my this is good You need to take this one slow and easy sip this.. sip this very, very slowly if you dont you will miss all this has to offer.

Excuse me while I lick the inside of this Reidel

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Review from Mark (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 29)
Purchased at:eBay
Purchased for:Priceless
Info on this bottle:DSP KY 16 Distilled Spring 1965, Bottled Fall 1977
Nose:Lots of alcohol aroma when first poured but after some time in the glass, it opens up very nicely. The best way to describe it is like standing in the middle of a rickhouse. There are also notes of leather present.
Taste:There are definitely some anise notes present. As with the nose, it is initially spicy. But over time it becomes more rounded and caramel comes through.
Finish:The finish is not all too long but it is still very nice. It is smooth with a creamy finish that makes you want to go back for another sip to experience it all over again.
Overall:Unlike some of the younger wheaters we are all familiar with, caramel does not dominate this bourbon. It is very well balanced and nicely refined; Truly unique from anything else found on the market nowadays. Thumbs up!

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