When Heaven Hill created the Old Fitzgerald decanter series a few years ago, I was so excited and hoped it mean the rightful return of Old Fitz in the upper echelon of bourbons. While some releases were really good (11 year in 2018 and 9 … Continue readingSpring Old Fitz 8 Year, Spring 2021, Is Great
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Whitechapel bass player Gabe Crisp joins the show. Named for the Whitechapel district of London, where Jack the Ripper famously went on his killing spree, the Knoxville, Tennessee, metal band has released seven studio albums to much … Continue readingWhitechapel Bass Player Confesses Bourbon Love
Heaven Hill Distillery announced the release of the spring 2021 Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond bourbon. Aged eight years, the Kentucky straight bourbon comprises barrels produced in 2013 and bottled this spring. It will be bottled in a decanter with a green label with a traditional tax … Continue readingHeaven Hill Releases Old Fitzgerald 8 Year Bottled in Bond
My 2020 American Whiskey of the Year contenders vary from the rare and hard-to-find to the exceptional everyday bourbons. And in the year of great challenges, when their backs were against the wall, craft distillers showed up big time this year. MB Roland, Peerless, Spirits … Continue readingBest Bourbon And American Whiskey of the Year Contenders
Fred Minnick took to the blind taste-offs again on Nov. 18, with the soon-to-be-released Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-year-old squaring off against Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 16-year-old and William Heavenhill Bottled in Bond 13-year-old. Fred also talked up Evan Williams … Continue readingDid Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Hold Off Three Competitors?
In bourbon auctions, Pappy Van Winkle has long reigned supreme. But in the past couple years, Michter’s older releases–e.g. the 20 and 25 year ryes and bourbons–have went toe to toe with the juggernaught. Then, Michter’s sold a charity barrel for $209,000 and is seen … Continue readingMichter’s Has Pappy In Its Crosshairs