Old Fitzgerald 15 Year Old Bottled In Bond Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Bernheim
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2004
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • cake
  • marmelade
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • dry
  • bread
  • corn
  • caramel

Old Fitzgerald

15 Year Old Bottled In Bond Bourbon (0.75l, 50%)
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The latest and oldest release and Bottled In Bond is a wheated dram in a gorgeous bottle that earns a place on your top shelf.

Heaven Hill Distillers is unique. They are one of the oldest and largest Bourbon distillers in the world, they have the second largest standing inventory of aging Bourbon, and they have grown to become the seventh largest supplier of Spirits in the US. BUT… they are still family owned. In fact, they are the only family-owned production house left in Kentucky. God bless the Shapira family! The Spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill includes Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, their namesake Heaven Hill, and many dozens more.

Heaven Hill has just released the forth biannual release of it’s "Bottled In Bond" series. This latest entry is the oldest — and we’d argue the best — one of the group so far. It’s called the Fall 2019 Release Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond and it’s a full fifteen years old. The barrels were laid down in 2004 and bottled (in that stunning decanter) in December 2019. It’s simply glorious and we are not the first ones to draw favorable comparisons to the grand-daddy of super-premium Bourbons, Pappy Van Winkle — also a wheated dram.

Smartass corner:
To qualify as "Bottled In Bond" a Spirit must be the product one distiller during one distilling season, be aged for a minimum of four years in a federally bonded warehouse, and be bottled at a minimum of 100 proof (50% ABV), among other regulations.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Bernheim
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2004
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Rich Mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is surprisingly spicy for a wheated Bourbon with notes of sweet corn bread.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors lean strongly toward apple and CrackerJacks with spice cake and marmalade.

Finish
The finish is warming, long, and lightly dry with a gentle sweetness.

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  • apple
  • cake
  • marmelade
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • dry
  • bread
  • corn
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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