Frankly rather pricey for what it is. I’d give this one a pass.
Notes: Old Fitzgerald is an older brand by bourbon standards. A heated bourbon ( wheat is used instead of rye in the mashbill Old Fitzgerald was acquired by Heaven Hill in 1999 to add to their stable of already very solid to great brands. Heaven Hill itself dates back to 1932 and the repeal of Prohibition.
Some of their many other brands and line extensions include Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, and Parker’s Heritage Collection. We have over 40 Heaven Hill products that we have reviewed altogether. Please use our search function to seek them out!
This is the seventh edition we have reviewed so far. There have been a total of eleven releases altogether, but we missed the first two. We started with the Old Fitz Spring 2020 Edition, The Old Fitz Fall 2020 Edition, Old Fitz Spring 2021, The Old Fitz Fall 2021, The Old Fitz Spring 2022, the Sixth Edition the Fall of 2022, and now this one, the Old Fitz Spring of 20203, This is nine years younger than the previous ( Fall of 2022).
Appearance: Clear, gold amber coloredSeeems to leave a thinner, less oily coat on the glass than some earlier releases.
First Impression: Mint, grain, and some grassy notesAlso notes of fruit and caramel.
Taste: Somewhat jarring and biting, to be frank. Grassy notes and possibly a little too late on the cuts make it a bit harsh.
Drinks: Works in most standard bourbon cocktails. But at almost $140 a bottle, do you really want to mix it ! Probably not.
Bottle: We cannot comment as we did not receive a production bottle.
Other: Not much to say on this one.
Final Thoughts: Somewhat disappointing for an Old Fitzgerald release and not up to their usual standards.
Somewhat minimal information, but worth a look.