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  1. #11
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    Re: Not Available in USA

    Thanks for your info - check the reply from Julian - he sure asked the right questions.

    Thanks for your info - I've had a look on your web site, but somehow got stuck on Heaven Hill distillers - thanks for the clarification. I'll have another look now that I'm on the right track.

    Thanks again for all your help

    Fitzie


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    Re: Not Available in USA

    Julian is the authority and will, I'm sure, post the definitive answer soon. My recollection from my years (1978-1987) living in Louisville is that the Very Very Old Fitz was at one time generally available and then it was gone. In about 1992, I had some in a bar where the bartender told me he had "bought up all of it that he could before the Japanese bought the rest." That it wasn't available in the US anymore because "the Japanese bought it all." My bottle was a gift about 4 years ago and, alas, is all gone now. Curiously, my bottle was not cork finished.

    Incidentally, Weller Antique--which is still readily available--uses the same gold-veined glass bottle.

    --Chuck Cowdery

  3. #13
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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    Fitzie,
    Sounds like you have a bottle of some whiskey my father may have produced at our old Stitzel-Weller Distillery before 1972. We call that pre-Norton Simon(the people who bought us out) whiskey. If that is the case, it is excellent.
    I am a little curious as to why the distil date and bottling dates are not on the green strip stamp since it was "Bottled in Bond".
    Anyway, I suggest you bring it over here to Louisville and we drink it!
    Julian


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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    Julian's suggestion that you bring the bottle to Louisville and share it with him reminded me to remind everyone that I still offer my free bourbon testing service. If you have a bottle of bourbon that you would like analyzed, just send it to me and I will provide my esteemed opinion. Unused portion cannot, of course, be returned.

    --Chuck Cowdery

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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    Good suggestion. Please invite me for the tasting! :-) Greg


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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    ...Unused portion cannot, of course, be returned.

    Or even located, I would guess :-))

    =John=
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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    just want everyone to know that I offer this service as well.

    Please contact me for info on where to send bottles



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    Re: Not Available in USA

    So Fitzie as you can see a woman with a bottle of Very Very Old Fitzgerald is very very much sought after. Your husband is a lucky man.

    Linn Spencer

    Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

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    Re: 12-Year, Old Fitz

    Thanks for all the interest and the info. This reply to all of you...

    Alas, I'm a South-African living in England. I'm not sure when I'll get to Louisville, or the USA even, any time soon. I have been thinking about a good aniversary gift - and I think a trip there will be just the thing - maybe sooner rather than later!

    And yes, the husband is a lucky man - it's his bourbon, and I'm not allowed any of his without written permission! He is a BIG bourbon drinker though, and I think I should get him on this site to talk to you guys. And if the proposed visit happens, I'll be sure to look you up and see if we can persuade him to open that bottle up!

    Thanks again for the replies

    Fitzie




 

 

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