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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Review (Complete Guide)

Last updated Oct 23, 2020 | Published on Oct 18, 2020

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by Matty Sims

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is a unique wheater because of its Bottled in Bond status, and it excels at balancing oak with sweet, delicate fruit notes. It’s also a limited release that can be easier to find. I also appreciate that Heaven Hill changes the price each year based on the age of the bourbon in the decanter.

You will notice the spring releases have a green label and the fall releases have a black label. You may have also seen a red label Old Fitz Bottled in Bond — this red label is a distillery only release (I couldn’t find confirmation, but I believe these releases are every summer).

Top all of that off by the fact that you get a beautiful decanter after the bourbon is gone, and I’ve always felt like Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is a great value.

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 14 Year (Fall 2020)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 14 Year (Fall 2020)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age14 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$140
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Spring 2020)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Spring 2020)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age9 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$89
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 15 Year (Fall 2019)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 15 Year (Fall 2019)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 15 Year (Fall 2019)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age15 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$150
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery
ProsBalanced and Complex with Gorgeous Oak Notes
ConsNo Glaring Cons
InventoryBuy and Stock

Glass

Long, thin beads roll down my glencairn whiskey glass.

Nose – 95 Points

The Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 15 year hits you with dark, rich stewed rock fruits and red plums. Charred oak with dark caramel and maple also round out this sensory experience with hints of baking spice.

Taste – 94 Points

Crisp summer fruit appears down the middle of the palate. Black pepper tingles the tip of the tongue and runs down the roof of the mouth. Charred oak glides down the side of the palate. Maple stripe coats everything.

Finish – 92 Points

The black pepper and charred oak drive the medium to long finish. Subtle notes of maple syrup round out a dry finish. I also get just a hint of a citrus and rock fruit.

Verdict – Gold 94 Points

What I enjoy about the Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond series is the presence of oak in a wheated bourbon even in its younger expressions. It adds complexity and intrigue to what could be a one man band.

Also, of all the fall and spring limited released some elbow grease can prove successful with Old Fitz Bottled in Bond decanters.

Pro Tip: Drink this with a sugar cookie.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 13 Year (Spring 2019)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 13 Year (Spring 2019)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 13 Year (Spring 2019)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age13 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$130
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Fall 2018)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Fall 2018)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Fall 2018)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age9 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$90
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 11 Year (Spring 2018)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 11 Year (Spring 2018)

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 11 Year (Spring 2018)Details
ProductionBottled in Bond
Mash BillUnknown
Age11 Years
Proof100°
ABV50%
Price$110
DistilleryHeaven Hill Distillery

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.

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