Very Very Old Fitzgerald (Early 1980s)
Added on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:31 PM
  Bottler: Stitzel-Weller/Old Fitzgerald Distillery
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Bottled in the early 1980s.  Bottled in Bond.

 

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Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

Nose:  Lots going on - Corn syrup, vanilla, candy corn, spice cake, citrus and chocolate.

Palate:  Sweet with lots of vanilla, vanilla ice cream, smooth mouthfeel.  Great balance of wood and sweet notes.  Maybe not as much going on as in the nose, but full of flavor.

Finish:  Wood with dried fruit (raisins). 

Andy
 

n: Dry Leather

 

p: Leather gloves, lingonberry (sold at ikea), paint thinner

Fuji
 
A very soft and rounded nose.  Candied plums, pears, cinamon, black peppers and exotic wood.  Tart limes and lots of spices on the palate with a medium finish.
Chris
 
N: Rich rancio notes, leather and wood polish, a little milk chocolate.
P: Well now, there's that familiar wacky of these old fitz's, lots of raisins, dark fruits, and resin.  Almost has a sherried type profile (but of course not).
F: Lots of chew, very huge long finish.   Figs.
Tim
 

N: Nice! Cinnamon, red hots, spice, pepper, orange and light cherry.

 

P: Pepper, warmth; great wood influence, light black cherry, creamy vanilla, clay & slightly earthy. Slight caramel and bubblegum.

 

F: Slow, lasting, grainy. Black cherries an some vanilla.

 

Yeah, any day! Solidly in the alley I like. I'd always welcome more intensity.  

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