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Sijan
03-10-2008, 12:14
Anyone have a lead on a cache of Old Fitz 1849 with the 8 year old age statement? This was one of my favorite everyday pours and the NAS version that replaced it is just not up to snuff. Would like to find several bottles of the 8 year old Old Fitz 1849 for my bunker. Thanks in advance!

Sijan
03-18-2008, 17:44
The age statement on Old Fitz 1849 8 yo appears in two places. The easiest to identify is the red shield on the neck of the bottle, where it says "8 Years." Also, the red text on the label, just to the left of the large "1849" will say "Aged in Wood Eight Years."

drli
03-29-2008, 21:19
My most recient purchases of 1849 even have a Charcoal Filtered sticker covering the red Aged In Wood to the left of the 1849.

Things at Fitz must be going bad, fast... On the back label is sayes "Its' Quality Unchanged Since 1849"... ??

smokinjoe
03-29-2008, 21:25
My most recient purchases of 1849 even have a Charcoal Filtered sticker covering the red Aged In Wood to the left of the 1849.

Things at Fitz must be going bad, fast... On the back label is sayes "Its' Quality Unchanged Since 1849"... ??

Dr, the label with the sticker is what came out when they first went to the NAS a couple of years ago. Since then, they have the full label changed, and no need for the sticker.

JOE

drli
03-29-2008, 21:44
So, Sijan (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/member.php?u=652) is looking for 2 versions ago bourbon... as mine says nothing about 8 years. As the neck red shield on my bottle is blank. But I do have the sticker.

To me.. Charcoal Filtered doesnt mean the same as Aged in Wood.

I dont understand the need for the sticker unless they no longer age in wood... which is bad.!.!

Charcoal fitered reminds me of Old Jack... which is BAD!.!

barturtle
03-30-2008, 06:51
It's really too bad about this one, I used to buy 1849 much more often than the Weller SR or Antique. HH really need to have a wheater in between the NAS 1849 and VSOF 12yo, even if it was a new label 8yo.

Sijan
04-02-2008, 21:41
This and JB Black were probably my two most frequent drinks in law school, and I preferred this one.

drli, charcoal filtered appears on quite a few (mostly low-end) bourbon bottles if I recall correctly. I think it's designed to imply something like the Lincoln County Process to unwary consumers, but really just refers to filtering after the aging process is complete.

It is definitely still aged in wood, else it wouldn't be bourbon. The sticker was covering up an older label that said it was aged 8 years in wood.

StraightBoston
04-08-2008, 08:05
Dan--

Found a small stash of something close to your request (near your old stomping grounds!)

No age statement, but also no sticker -- it just says "Aged In Wood". UPC is 88076 and distillery is listed as "Old Fitzgerald Distillery, Louisville, KY." Bottle is stamped "10 04".

Good news is it's S-W via UD... bad news is it's probably younger than 8 year old. I'll try a tasting vs. other expressions before the Sampler.

barturtle
04-08-2008, 09:58
No age statement, but also no sticker -- it just says "Aged In Wood". UPC is 88076 and distillery is listed as "Old Fitzgerald Distillery, Louisville, KY." Bottle is stamped "10 04".

Good news is it's S-W via UD...

Or maybe not...Current HH stock can say (and does) say Old Fitzgerald Distillery, since they now own the rights to the brand and d.b.a. and distill in Louisville. and they also still use the 88076 UPC for Old Fitz. While the bottle date may be accurate, it may not be as well. You may well have S-W or a combo of S-W/ Bernhiem or Bernhiem as owned by HH.

StraightBoston
04-08-2008, 10:06
Timothy--

I did not know that (channeling Johnny Carson) -- I thought that UPC 88076 was a verifiable sign of pre-HH stock! Learn something new each day, I guess...

barturtle
04-08-2008, 10:13
Timothy--

I did not know that (channeling Johnny Carson) -- I thought that UPC 88076 was a verifiable sign of pre-HH stock! Learn something new each day, I guess...

Changing the UPC is problematic, as then they would have to get it relisted with many distributors, who would need to let all of their customers know about the change, who would have to put it in their registers and all that jazz...by using the same UPC it just keep flowing through the system like nothing had changed...See WT Russel's Reserve for how this trick works:smiley_acbt:

fogfrog
04-12-2008, 14:40
I have the new 1849 and find it quite delightful