Score: 90 points
This bourbon carries the name of John E. Fitzgerald of Old Fitzgerald fame, and comes from the same wheated mashbills as the Old Fitzgerald bourbons. The nose is smooth and full of brown sugar, honey, caramel, molasses, and underlying touches of clove and vanilla. The taste is thick, oily, and spicy with strong notes of cinnamon and black pepper that don’t overwhelm the honey, vanilla, and dark chocolate notes underneath. The finish lingers well with a fruity sweetness. Very nice.