Each Spring and Fall, a new edition of the Old Fitz Bottled-in-Bond decanter series is released. Bottled in an ornate decanter inspired by an original 1950’s Fitzgerald diamond decanter, the series reflects the traditions of both the Fitzgerald history tied to John E. Fitzgerald and the historic Bottled-in-Bond designation.
The Old Fitz line is well-known for its distilling pedigree as the brand was first registered in 1884 by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition.
Pappy moved the production of Old Fitz to his distillery where it became the first great Wheated Bourbon. In 1999, Heaven Hill bought the Fitzgerald brand and began distilling it at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.