Review #131. Old Fitzgerald Prime 1995

Review #131 | /r/Bourbon Review #70 – Old Fitzgerald Prime (1995)

The Schtick: This is an old iteration of Old Fitzgerald Prime, speculated to have been distilled and aged at the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery.


Distiller: Stitzel-Weller

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Nose: Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and a good deal of leather spice. Not too punchy in one direction or another and very mild. For the proof, this makes sense.

Taste: It has a thin mouth feel that presents vanilla and some oaky character right away up front. Minor caramel, there’s some good cinnamon and molasses. Gentle and well blended for a bottom shelfer.

Finish: The finish is short-medium in duration and surprisingly not harsh. I don’t know if this is a result of the age, the supposed S-W characteristics and quality or what, but it’s very drinkable. Enjoyable even.

Overall: It’s a solid bourbon. I don’t see a reason to pay an absurd amount of money for it, but I’m pleasantly surprised overall. This was mild, delicious and for a bottom shelf product, very drinkable. It’s always cool to drink history.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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