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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Fall 2021

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Heaven Hill

Distillery: Heaven Hill

Release Date: August 2021

Proof: 100

Age: 11 Years

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 20% Wheat, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Light Copper

MSRP: $110 (2021)

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NOSE

Brown sugar | Toasted oak | Mellowed vanilla | Hints of baking spice | Soft dried cinnamon apple | Classic scents

palate

Baked apples | Cinnamon stick | Light leather | Aged oak | Muted vanilla | Cinnamon spice on the backend | Light

finish

Leather | Sharp oak | Baking spice | Dry | Smoldering heat

uniqueness
value
overall

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is a semi-annual release of various aged bourbons. For the fall 2021 release, Heaven Hill chose to bottle an 11 year old bourbon for the brand’s 8th release in the series. The latest edition opens with a fantastic nose of inviting classic bourbon scents. The rest of the sip, while good, doesn’t compare to the same level that the nose brings. It’s suitable for a fall release, as highlighted notes of apples, cinnamon, and baking spice pair nicely together, but the overall body of the sip comes across as just a little too light compared to past releases in the series. This is especially true when comparing it to the Spring 2021 release.

The fall edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is once again a solid release by Heaven Hill. The longer this series goes on, the more I’m realizing that while it struggles to be a truly great bourbon in any given release, it also doesn’t have to. The Old Fitzgerald line continues to be consistently good release after release, which in this case, is good enough in my book.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

November 29, 2021
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