Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 2001 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 2001

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  • Distiller:

    Bernheim

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like how unique the flavor profile is being very cola forward and sweet with only mild oakiness that lends itself more to sweet than bitter.
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  • Nose:

    Sweet woody vanilla, cola notes and some root beer as well. Its sweet and woody but very well balanced. Minor molasses in the background but very cola forward.

  • Taste:

    Medium but richer than the modern bottling. More molasses and cola with some lingering clove, vanilla and a hint of root beer float. Weird, I know. Theres some heat - this definitely isnt a top shelf bourbon given its age but its good and the heat isnt excessive for the proof.

  • Finish:

    Medium and a bit hotter but still thick in the maple / cola / molasses / vanilla camp. No spice and very sweet forward but its a bit different than other typical bourbon profiles thats a bit hard to explain.

  • Overall:

    Overall, Im pretty happy with this bottle. Its good quality for the price, especially given that it is a liter bottling. I like how unique the flavor profile is being very cola forward and sweet with only mild oakiness that lends itself more to sweet than bitter. Its always fun to take a sip of history. Im rating this dram a 6 - its great for the price and uniqueness but lets not fool ourselves into thinking that this is the worlds best bottle - despite what the secondary may say. This is certainly well above the modern day bottling though and I enjoyed it very much!

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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