The New Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond: Fall 2022 Edition!

Today we're excited to share the news that Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond will be returning in both spring and fall of 2022. This classic Kentucky Straight has a long and storied history, being first registered in 1884, eventually sold to “Pappy” Van Winkle durng Prohibition, and then bought back by Heaven Hill in 1999.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond is distilled at Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY and is known for its unique distilling process. It meets the strict requirements of a 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% by volume.

The Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond spring edition will be available in the 750ml size on an allocated basis. It has aromas of sweet oak, caramel, and vanilla with bright fruit flavors and subtle spice on the palate. The whiskey finishes with notes of leather and tobacco that linger on the tongue.

The fall edition will also be available in 750ml size but with a slightly higher proof (102) than the spring edition (100). The whiskey features similar aroma notes but with deeper oak characters that are balanced out by slightly sweeter notes of caramel and brown sugar. On the palate there are more robust flavors of dark chocolate, dried fruits, leather, and tobacco that linger on your tongue after every sip.

Whether you prefer one edition over the other or just love both equally as much as we do here at Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., we hope you'll join us in raising a glass to celebrate this special release! Cheers!

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Availability of Early Times Bottled in Bond in the United States

Early Times Bottled in Bond is currently available in the following states across the United States: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, , Texas and Washington. This high-quality whiskey is bottled in a traditional 100 proof style and has been aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse. Early Times Bottled in Bond has a smooth flavor and aroma that makes it a great choice for enjoying neat or using as the base for popular such as an Old-Fashioned or Whiskey Sour.

Who Produces Old Fitzgerald Bourbon?

Old Fitzgerald bourbon is currently produced by Heaven Hill Distillery, based in Bardstown, Kentucky. The brand was firt registered in 1884 and was sold to Pappy Van Winkle during Prohibition. In 1999, Heaven Hill purchased the Old Fitzgerald brand and moved the distilling operations to Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY. Heaven Hill has since been producing Old Fitzgerald as one of their flagship brands of bourbon whiskey, using the original recipe and distilling process to retain the brand's traditional flavor profile.

What Does ‘Bottled-in-Bond' Mean?

Yes, bottled-in-bond is a term that means something. The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was created to ensure the consistent quality of American whiskey by providing distilleries with a tax incentive for meeting specific requirements. To be labeled “bottled-in-bond,” the whiskey must have been distilled and bottled at one distillery, and aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at leat four years. Additionally, it must be bottled and labeled under government supervision, with an alcohol content of at least 50% (100 proof). This ensures that drinkers receive a quality product that meets specific standards and provides assurance that the whiskey they are consuming is authentic.

MSRP of Old Fitzgerald Whiskey

The MSRP for Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 17 Year (Spring 2022) is $185. This 100 proof bourbon has been aged for an impressive 17 years and carries a high price tag to match. It's a great whiskey to enjoy neat or with a few drops of to enhance the flavor. With its smooth texture and rich, complex flavors, this bourbon is sure to plase even the most discerning palates.


The Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond spring edition is an excellent examle of a premium whiskey produced with strict attention to detail and quality. With its 100 proof strength, aged for at least four years and produced at a single distillery in a single distillation season, it meets all the requirements set by the government standards of 1897. Its rich history stretching back to 1884 when it was first registered and eventually sold to Pappy Van Winkle adds to its charm and authenticity. Heaven Hill acquired the brand in 1999 and has been distilling it at Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY since then. The Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond spring edition is available on an allocated basis in 750ml sizes and is sure to be a hit among whiskey connoisseurs.

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