Old Fitzgerald 9yr Bottled In Bond 2011 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Old Fitzgerald 9yr Bottled In Bond 2011

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Invitation to a dessert gathering has been received. The 2020 release of Old Fitzgerald's Spring Bottled in Bond expression is an exercise in all things butterscotch, toffee and cherry pie. Tied together with a pleasant oak structure, the 9yr Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond asserts that Heaven Hill has dialed in this bottling, to a 't'.

  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It lacks the softness of a wheated bourbon, but that’s never been Old Fitzgerald’s forte, anyway. Instead, with this whiskey you typically get a combination of two worlds — gentle wheated bourbons and the more rustic, in-your-face frontier style.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is thick, chewy, and spicy with black pepper and cinnamon that fade slowly to reveal honey, dark chocolate, and caramel along with just a hint of oak. The finish is long with lingering spices balanced by sweeter notes of honey and caramel. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: This whiskey smiles in greeting...and then gooses you goodbye. It’s a little rough around the edges for me, especially during a time when I’m seeking comfort and coziness.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Heaven Hill really seems to have dialed in this series, and that's awesome to see. The first release or two were punishing, hot, one noted. This, however, is rich and complex, hitting notes that tell me this was dumped at just the right age.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: The Fall 2018 edition esques any sort of gimmick and instead exemplifies everything a Bottled-in-Bond label represents. The sip is rich and refined, and has you going back for more and more.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The initial honeyed sweetness and chocolate-covered peanut cluster flavors quickly get brushed aside by the tannic oak and searing spice.
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  • Synopsis:

    Invitation to a dessert gathering has been received. The 2020 release of Old Fitzgerald's Spring Bottled in Bond expression is an exercise in all things butterscotch, toffee and cherry pie. Tied together with a pleasant oak structure, the 9yr Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond asserts that Heaven Hill has dialed in this bottling, to a 't'.

  • Intro:

    Today's whiskey review is of the new, limited edition, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Decanter Series. Distilled in 2010 and bottled in 2020, this release is 50% ABV and designated Bottled in Bond, and comes in a fancy bottle. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    A bit closed off on the nose, but plenty of notes escape. Rich toffee and honey, fresh baked bread, creamy cherry pie, and a hefty dash of sweetness. Hint of oak.

  • Taste:

    Rich on the palate, loaded with smores, coffee and caramel. Bright toffee candy, Werther's like in character. A little bite of ethanol, but very well behaved for 50% ABV. Sweet and syrupy, leaning hard into butterscotch, cherry pie and a really nice faint cocoa presence. Oak structure is present and keeps the sweetness in check. Rich overall.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium finish, but entirely pleasant. Lots of cream, caramel, butterscotch and a dash of oak.

  • Overall:

    Heaven Hill really seems to have dialed in this series, and that's awesome to see. The first release or two were punishing, hot, one noted. This, however, is rich and complex, hitting notes that tell me this was dumped at just the right age. On the sweet side, with the right amount of oak, I'm a fan. Heaven Hill sent me a media sample to try, and I went and got one for myself, a real rarity if you're familiar with my buying habits, and that probably tells you all you need to know.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer asked us to review this, and sent some along

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