Old Fitzgerald (1916/1933)
Added on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 01:58 PM
  Bottler: A. Ph. Stitzel
  Age: 17 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1916 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Distilled 1916     Bottled 1933    Distilled by A. Ph. Stitzel #17 KY



Member Ratings and Notes

Nose: Mulling spices, pine, fruit penny candy
Palate: Very acidic up front, then very medicinal with grapes,
Finish: Minty, in a mouthwash sort of way


Overly medicinal and unpleasant.


n:  Magnificent


p:  Juicy fruit gum.  Love this.


Nose of vanilla, caramel, and beef stock. Definite peppermint as it opens up.


Palate is weird. Rich and full of flavor, but it's an oaky sort of burnt rye thing, with overcooked caramel corn, herbal stuff. Finish is lengthy with eucalyptus and oaky oak, and the peppermint returns.


Really interesting stufff, but as the glass drains, the oak just becomes too big and leathery and the peppermint aspect just gets weird. Not sure what's going on here. 


N: Sour, stale, rancid...scared to drink. Hot, burning nostrils. 

P: Really sour medicine and very stale cardboard. Bleh

F: Cardboard shavings. Not nice sweet amazon.com cardboard - old UHaul dirty cardboard. 


It actually got better the more I drank it. Clearly does not leave good first impressions. But never did leave a lasting good impression. 


Weird.  Sharp acidity and just off. 
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