Review #266. Very Special Old Fitzgerald 2016

Review #266 – Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yr 2016

Whiskey Network Review #266 | /r/Bourbon Review #146 – Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yr (2016 Bottling), 90pf | 45.0% ABV

Nose: Brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, clove, caramel, and oak.

Taste: Thin, sweet, oaky, baking sweets and dough, caramel and vanilla. There is a sweet fruity element but not overbearing like Weller 12. This might be the wheaten I don’t actively dislike since I find so many cloying.

Finish: Medium, mildly astringent, it’s definitely wheated based on the sweet fruity aftertaste.

Overall: I enjoy this but it borders on too sweet. Luckily, it doesn’t plunge over the edge and I respect it for that. There is some astringency and burn for a dram that’s only 90 proof but it’s not too overbearing. Overall, I enjoyed this and I enjoyed it far more than expected. I’m going to give this a Rank 5. It would easily make it to a Rank 6 if the finish was a little more well rounded.

Rank: 5

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