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    Old Fitzgerald

    Hi Guys,

    We dont see much of the Old Fitzgerald products down here in Australia. Could someone please tell me how they rate the 1849 and Very Special 12 in terms of the bourbons on the markets these days?

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    I recently compared my bottle of 1849 and Bib both from current production. I really like the Bib as a usual pour. The 1849 was the new bottle in my collection. After tasting it I wasn't even sure that it was still wheated. It carries more barrel and rye type flavor than the Bib. If you like EC12 or a more flavorful Fitz Bib it's worth a try. Seems like it was less than $15/ 750ml.
    Jeff M.

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    The VSOF is one of my favorite wheaters.
    John B

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    The 1849 and VSOF are both great bourbons. The 1849 can be had for about 15.00 and the VSOF for around 30.00 or so. I bought a VSOF from the original 1990's BHC collection just a few months ago for 27.00!

    Thomas

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    Here the 1849 is $90 Aus and the VSOF is $120 Aus which are about $80 US and $105 US respectively.

    Stagg here is appox $350 US a bottle.

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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    Quote Originally Posted by TroyM View Post
    Here the 1849 is $90 Aus and the VSOF is $120 Aus which are about $80 US and $105 US respectively.

    Stagg here is appox $350 US a bottle.
    WOW , talk about bourbon prices!
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    Re: Old Fitzgerald

    Dang, I'm a lot happier buying Aussie Tawny Port and assorted 'stickies' at the going rate of exchange after seeing that.

    FWIW, the 1849 is in my 'daily pour' rotation. Nice whiskey, don't think I'd pay that much for it, tho.
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