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  1. #11
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Picked up a bottle today. Left 23 others sitting on the shelf. $14.99. For comparison purposes Weller SR is $15.99, Weller Antique $20.99, and Weller 12 $26.99. Not going to get a chance to taste this evenening as I have preview night at my daughter's school, but I think I will be hitting it tomorrow and doing a side by side with the Weller SR. Can't wait to post results.

  2. #12
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    I don't care for it at all at any price.
    Heaven Hill has definitely failed as the caretaker of this historic label.
    ovh

  3. #13
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I don't care for it at all at any price.
    Heaven Hill has definitely failed as the caretaker of this historic label.
    You would think it could be better considering how great a job they did with the 2010 Parkers Heritage wheater. Pappy would not approve of the current bottling.

  4. #14
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    You would think it could be better considering how great a job they did with the 2010 Parkers Heritage wheater. Pappy would not approve of the current bottling.
    You have to think that he would approve of the PHC 2010.

  5. #15
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    You have to think that he would approve of the PHC 2010.
    Certainly, but you'd think HH could pull off a moderately priced wheater. Current Old Fitz suggests they can't.

  6. #16
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Can't find it in CT. Will have to order it on line.

  7. #17
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Possibly the first time ever that I've had the BOTM in the correct month -- coincidentally, last night I poured an Old Fitz BIB from a "Blarney" decanter, distilled 1964/bottled 1970.

    A little more burn than the best I've had of that era, and sharper -- more almonds than cherries in the nose -- but still a complex and wonderful bourbon.

    (I'm with Oscar on the current HH version -- no redeeming qualities whatsoever to my taste.)
    Kevin

    "Clears up her head with bourbon/Cause beer is so suburban/And declasse for what it's worth"

  8. #18
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    I'd have to say that I'm a fan. There's nothing spectacular about it. It's just a decent 4 year old, wheated bourbon, bottled in bond. If you compare it to Parkers Heritage, or S-W stuff from years ago, then you are comparing it to things that cost a lot more. How about comparing Old Fitz to Makers Mark?

  9. #19
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Or Rebel Yell for that matter. The last bottle of recently released Fitzgerald Prime I bought was demoted to mixer.

  10. #20
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    Re: BOTM: 3/11 Old Fitzgerald BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Certainly, but you'd think HH could pull off a moderately priced wheater. Current Old Fitz suggests they can't.
    I agree with you.

 

 

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