Old Fitzgerald 9 year old is a very special Bourbon. It’s not “just” a Straight Bourbon, it’s also Bottled in Bond — with all the rules, covenants, codes, and restrictions that such a designation implies. This is a biannual release (twice per year, Spring and Fall) and it’s a bit different each time. You can tell the different because each release has a different color label. This release — with a black label — is a nine year old beauty bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV). The mach bill has no rye — it’s 75% corn, 20% wheat, and 5% malted barley — making this dram smooth as can be.