Old Fitzgerald 9 year old Bottled in Bond (Fall 2018 Release), 50%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

A somewhat tight nose, with cocoa, spiced oak, brown sugar, and saddle leather; water reveals vivid vanilla and a bit of banana. The initial honeyed sweetness and chocolate-covered peanut cluster flavors quickly get brushed aside by the tannic oak and searing spice. Drinks a bit hot and hurried—with Szechuan pepper heat before a jolt of citrus oil. (18,000 bottles)