Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond bottle

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is a wheated bourbon produced by Heaven Hill Distillery. It is typically released on an allocated basis twice a year, in the spring and fall. Occasionally, a distillery-only release is also made available.

Old Fitzgerald is a historic bourbon brand with roots dating back to the 1800s. It was originally produced by the Stitzel-Weller Distillery and has since become a part of the Heaven Hill portfolio after its acquisition.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is a wheated bourbon, meaning it uses a higher proportion of wheat in its mash bill alongside corn and malted barley. The use of wheat instead of rye contributes to a softer, smoother, and sometimes sweeter flavor profile. It shares its mashbill with Heaven Hill’s Larceny brands.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond adheres to the regulations set forth in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. This act establishes specific requirements for labeling and production, including being aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse, being distilled during a single distillation season by one distiller at one distillery, and being bottled at 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume).

The decanter design is inspired by 1950s-era Old Fitzgerald bottles.

Batches

All spring releases wear a green label, fall releases are labeled with a black label, and distillery-exclusive VVS (Very Very Special) bottlings have a red label. Heaven Hill’s MSRP pricing has typically reflected $10 per year, so a 9-year release is $90 and a 17-year old release is $170.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2023

100 proof, aged 10 years,

Produced during the Spring distilling season, lasting from January to June of 2013.

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondFall 2022

100 proof, aged 19 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2022

100 proof, aged 17 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondFall 2021

100 proof, aged 11 years,

Comprised of barrels produced in spring of 2010, and bottled in spring of 2021, the eighth national release ushers in the latest hallmark series to the bottled-in-bond legacy.

The fall 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features Bourbon pulled from rickhouse EE and is the second 11-year-old of the nationally released series, with the first released spring 2018.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2021

100 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondFall 2020

100 proof, aged 14 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2020

100 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondVVS 2020

100 proof, aged 16 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondFall 2019

100 proof, aged 15 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2019

100 proof, aged 13 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondFall 2018

100 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondSpring 2018

100 proof, aged 11 years,

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-BondVVS 2018

100 proof, aged 14 years,

Images

Front label detail

Front label detail

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Cork, stopper and tax strip detail showing the year of distillation

Cork, stopper and tax strip detail showing the year of distillation

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Example of a distillery-only, VVS red label from 2020

Example of a distillery-only, VVS red label from 2020

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Example of a green, spring season label from 2020

Example of a green, spring season label from 2020

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