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Old Fitzgerald 12 (2013) 8.5

Old Fitzgerald 12 (2013)

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Name: Old Fitzgerald 12

Overall Character: Balanced and complex caramel, honey and soft wood.

Recommended Drinker: A very good choice if you like other Old Fitzgerald brands, and Heaven Hill bourbon in general. It’s a great one to get that can fit any bourbon palette, and is usually overlooked.

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Old Fitzgerald 1849 (2013) 8.3

Old Fitzgerald 1849 (2013)

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Name: Old Fitzgerald 1849

Overall Character: Nice balanced caramel and cloves

Recommended Drinker: Huge improvement over the standard Old Fitzgerald, so if you like that you’ll love this. It’s also for people who forget or don’t realize you can get a good solid sipping bourbon that is cheap and not overrated. Sometimes it’s good to go back to your roots.

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Old Fitzgerald Gold Label (2013) 7.9

Old Fitzgerald Gold Label (2013)

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Name: Old Fitzgerald Gold Label

Overall Character: Sweet citrus and caramel

Recommended Drinker: Good if you like well-made cheap bourbons. You can sip it even, or mix it, and you’re not breaking your wallet.

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Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof (2013) 8.2

Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof (2013)

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Name: Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof

Overall Character: Rum-like vanilla and cinnamon.

Recommended Drinker: It’s a great introduction to rye, good power, and a great price if you can find it. So I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about rye, or who wants to have a good solid rye for both sipping or mixing.

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Rittenhouse Straight Rye (2012) 8.1

Rittenhouse Straight Rye (2012)

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Name: Rittenhouse Straight Rye

Overall Character: Banana cream pie and cinnamon sticks

Recommended Drinker: Anyone who wants a really cheap, really light and tasty rye. It’s a perfect introduction to the genre, and especially nice if you’re looking something not made by MGP/LDI

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Hakushu 12 Smoky (Distillery Only) (2014) 8.5

Hakushu 12 Smoky (Distillery Only) (2014)

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Name: Hakushu 12 Smoky

Overall Character: Smoky fish flakes

Recommended Drinker: Of course peat drinkers, but not all peat drinkers. This one is more fishy than it is medicinal. Certain Ardbeg drinkers may especially like it.

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Yamazaki Single Cask 1986 (Distillery Only) (2014) 8.7

Yamazaki Single Cask 1986 (Distillery Only) (2014)

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Name: Yamazaki Single Cask 1986

Overall Character: Rich creamy sweet fruit and mint.

Recommended Drinker: People who like milder sherry finished whiskies. Also good for people who like flavored chocolate and liqueurs

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