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Distilled back in 2013, this is the newest release from Heaven Hill in its limited-edition Old Fitzgerald Decanter Series. Aged 10 years, this is the Spring 2023 release, made using Heaven Hill's wheated mashbill and bottled in the spring at 50% ABV as Bottled In Bond regulations require. With a 10-year age statement and a modest $140 price tag, this is enticing on paper. Can it live up in the glass? Let's dig in.
Warm buttered bread, salt water taffy, sweet cream, cherry cordials, toffee and crème brûlée. Hell of a rich nose.
Moderate mouthfeel with pleasant toffee, salted caramel, crème brûlée, honey and confectioners sugar. A touch of bitter oak on the back palate. Light pepper.
Long finish full of oak first, cherry cola, toffee, pepper and a hint of ginger.
Pleasant and full of fun. The finish is heavy on the oak, and the rest of the pour is easy to enjoy. If you like big wheater character with a heavy, oaky finish, you're in luck.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.