Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of the spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at eight years old. Comprised of barrels produced in spring of 2013, and bottled in spring of 2021, the seventh national release ushers in the latest hallmark series to the bottled-in-bond legacy.
The release’s tax strip, a signature of transparency on Bottled-in-Bond products, will disclose when the liquid was produced and bottled.
The Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond fall edition will be available in the 750ml size on an allocated basis.
It meets all the strict requirements of a Bottled-in-Bond: the product of a single distillery from a single distilling season, aged a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof or 50% alcohol by volume.
The spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the first 8-year-old of the nationally released series and features Bourbon pulled from three different rickhouses, on different floors, and two different production dates.
As a leader of the Bottled-in-Bond category, Heaven Hill is proud to offer a premium, allocated product within this special class that showcases the authenticity and quality of the American Whiskey portfolio. Acquired in 1999 by Heaven Hill, the legendary Old Fitzgerald line is well-known for its distilling pedigree and intriguing story behind its namesake, John E. Fitzgerald.
Style: Straight bourbon, Bottled in Bond
Age: 8 years old
Proof: 100 / 50% ABV
Release: April 2021
Availability: Limited release
More info: Old Fitzgerald
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Classic Bourbon notes with a lot of brown sugar sweetness. Subtle oak and cedar.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth, rich, complex. Toasted bread and walnuts, oatmeal and pecans. Oak and clove spices in the finish.
Soft, gentle, long and warming.
The Old Fitzgerald decanter series releases are made available twice each year to mark the traditional distilling seasons, spring (green label) and fall (black label), in addition to a red label distillery only release each year.
Expect to see this year’s release on store shelves in the coming weeks.