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    BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Thanks to a suggestion, and some gentle chiding in the chat room last night, I decided to use VSOF as this months BOTM.

    Comparisons and/or posts of the different bottlings are welcome, if not encouraged. So, let's hear what you all have to say. I've had the BHC, and the current version. The BHC was great. The current version is pretty tasty too, but not quite as good as the BHC. I've heard others say that the version bottled just after the BHC wasn't very good. I never had any, so I won't comment. Yeah. Me not commenting. Cheers everyone! Joe
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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Well I don't have a bottle of VSOF but am nursing a bottle of BIB I picked up in Minnesota last week. I like the BIB and will try to order a bottle of VSOF.
    Greg
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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Hope I can find some of this here in Colorado, would hate to have to order it online, but I'll look around and see what I can find.

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Any Indy area members know offhand if this is available to us? I like the BIB and would like to try VSOF.
    -Brian-

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    I also like the B.I.B. version as a decent budget pour. I wasn't aware that there was a current version of VSOF. I've never seen one in person, only heard about dusties. It would be interesting to know: where it's available, proof, age, price? I'll be on the look out next time I'm in KY.

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    I'm working on a bottle of the BHC and it must have had a tiny cork issue, as some of the juice evaporated. Truthfully, this bottle ain't great--the whiskey has a prune-like quality that prevents me from fully enjoying it. I have one other still-sealed bottle of BHC-era VSOF and will crack it open to do a side-by-side comparison when the other bottle gets down to the last pour or two.
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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Does anyone know where I can find a bottle of Very Special Old Fitzgerald in Houston? Anywhere in Texas? I have not found that anyone carries Old Fitz here.

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonKiller View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find a bottle of Very Special Old Fitzgerald in Houston? Anywhere in Texas? I have not found that anyone carries Old Fitz here.

    I haven't seen anything but the regular OF in Texas. I rely on a buddy in KY to keep my OF stocked.

    I enjoy the VSOF quite a bit. I only have 2 bottles so I am nursing them slowly. It's definitely one of my favorite 90 proof pours. Both of mine are HH distilled.

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonKiller View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find a bottle of Very Special Old Fitzgerald in Houston? Anywhere in Texas? I have not found that anyone carries Old Fitz here.
    Liq-O-Rama in north Ft Worth had several bottles in February, I was surprised because I haven't seen it in SC in several years. I started to buy them but I wasn't checking luggage and figured they wouldn't be allowed on the plane.

    The last bottle I got I got for $8.50. The saleswoman didn't have it in the computer but figured since Old Fitz went for $19 a handle this bottle must be worth about $8.50. I didn't argue.
    Last edited by Enoch; 06-03-2011 at 17:25.

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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Enoch

    Man you scored on that one. Should have bought more.
    Greg
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