Insider knowledge: Old Fitzgerald 1849 whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Old Fitzgerald 1849 whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
My father always liked old Fitzgerald and I thought he was just being cheap. I drank big name bourbons. Dad found this 1849 in his late father's effects. We tried it. It blew me away. Smooth. Oak and caramel finish. I sip it neat. I prefer it to my $70 - $200 bottles of big name bourbons. I keep big names in cabinet for friends who are impressed by name. I drink only for taste. This works for me and it's $16/ bottle. I'm a reformed bourbon snob. Dad was right.
9th April 2014
I'm a big fan of whisky and have delved into the Bourbon market on occassion. This is by far my favourite Bourbon, much smoother and more rounded than all others i've tried. Great for sipping neat. Strong though at 45% but doesn't catch like strong spirits normally do.
If you enjoy a nice malt whisky you'll like this too.
5th March 2013
I was looking for a nice tasting Bourbon and this one is not something I liked. Quite malty, light taste, not smoky enough, did not like this one. I am not a connoisseur, Jack Daniels tastes good enough for me most of the time... Try Knob Creek though, it is lovely.
2nd August 2012