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.
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 40% ABV
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.
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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