Reviews #258-260: Old Fitz 13, 15 and 16 year

I’ve had a sample of Old Fitz 16 year sitting in an empty Blood Oath Pact 3 box on my desk for some time now so it’s time for a review. I’d also been wanting to review the 13 and 15 year for at least as long so here we are with a triple Old Fitz decanter tasting. I tasted these blind, the video is on Instagram, and then sat down to write more detailed tasting notes.

 

Reviews #258-260: Old Fitzgerald 13, 15 and 16

Old Fitzgerald 13

Age: 13 years

Abv: 100 proof

Neat

Nose: Soft nose with peanut butter, oak and vanilla frosting

Taste: Creamy peanut butter, vanilla, rich oak, faint spice especially toward the end.

Finish: Long warm finish with slightly dry oak and spices with a touch of sweetness for balance.

9 - a favorite I always try to keep on my shelf

Old Fitzgerald 15

Age: 15 years

Abv: 100 proof

Neat

Nose: Rich oak, peanut, vanilla.

Taste: Peanut brittle, caramel, slightly bitter oak.

Finish:

9 - a favorite I always try to keep on my shelf

Old Fitzgerald 16

Age: 16 years

Abv: 100 proof

Neat

Nose: Vanilla, peanut brittle, rich oak, faint spice.

Taste: Rich oak, butterscotch, fainter nuttiness.

Finish: Long dry finish with oak and a quickly fading sweetness.

8 - an excellent bottle I’d like to have at home

Conclusion

I’ve really enjoyed all of these Old Fitz decanters. The 11 and now the 16 were a bit of a step down from the others but not too much. I really enjoy the sweet, nutty and oaky combination. I can only hope we will one day get Larceny BP that is close to the age of these decanters once the Old Fitz BiB run is done. I’m definitely going to need another one as my 13 is getting perilously low.

 

TL;DR: The 13 and 15 are awesome, the 16 is very good but a step down for me

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