I expect this news release to be one of many that’ll soon flood my inbox — because we’re officially less than a month away from the big Bourbon Release Season! Oh happy days!
The next Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond release will be 11 years old and — as always, since it’s a Bottled-in-Bond product — 100 proof. This is the second time one of the seasonal Old Fitz releases has been 11, the first being the spring of 2018.
If you’re unfamiliar, Heaven Hill releases the fancy Old Fitz BIB decanters every spring and fall, and each iteration differs in age. This wheated bourbon meets the strict requirements of Bottled-in-Bond: the product of a single distillery from a single distilling season, aged a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof or 50% alcohol by volume.
It’ll retail for $110 if you’re lucky to find one in a liquor store or at the distillery. These are highly coveted bottles, of course, so they’ll disappear quickly — like most bottles these days.
If you’d just like to try it, though, you can probably find it behind the bar at places like Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Taj, Evergreen Liquors (go check out their new NuLu location!), Westport Whiskey & Wine, the new Frankfort Avenue Liquors & Wine, Taste Fine Wine & Bourbons, Justin’s House of Bourbon, and many, many more.
I don’t have the exact date this will be released, but I’ll update this post if I get it. Happy hunting!