Old Fitzgerald

Very Special, 12 Years Old

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 51
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Specifications
Brand: Old Fitzgerald
Expression: Very Special, 12 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 51
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Soft and very gentle. Peanut brittle, sloe berry. Orange Pekoe tea, privet blossom, dry spices, caramelised orange. Subtle and balanced.
Palate: A slow soft start. Sweet tobacco. Ripe black fruits. Orange peel. Long and generous.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Comment: The softest and least in-yer-face. Just a slow steady flow of flavour. Recommended.
8.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Restrained at first. Creamy and fruity. Stewed apricots in vanilla and spices. Milk chocolate. Slowly reveals its complexity.
Palate: Round, unctuous at start, then becoming sherbety, somewhat fizzy. Lots of dried fruit. Liquorice. A kentuckied cognac?
Finish: Long, drying, spicy (coriander, ginger) with a slight astringence. Touch of passion fruit.
Comment: Surprising. Seems subdued at first, then shines through when oxygenated.
8.0
Visit the distillery
Stitzel-Weller (Closed 1991) Distillery, Fitzgerald Road, Shively, KY, USA
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