OLD FITZGERALD BOTTLED-IN-BOND
Appearance: In the glass it shines. Quite glossy. Like a glossy toffee. We need a little radiance in our lives lately, yes? This whiskey has it.
Nose: Nothing astringent on the nose. Sweet, but like a balanced baking sweetness: banana walnut bread. Nutella. Oatmeal cookies. Browned butter and caramel.
Palate: It starts smooth, but ends up a little tickly, but not terribly so. Like cinnamon, as if cinnamon could pop. You know the best part of the tray of brownies? It’s the end piece. There is softness and chew but also give. It’s the best part because there’s sweetness from the brownie but then you get some savory from the texture of the end piece. This whiskey is like that. It’s unctuous without being fussy.