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Very Old Fitzgeraald

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Very Old Fitzgeraald

Postby Tom Scharf » Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:03 am

I have acquired a half pint of Very Old Fitzgerald 100 proof in the original box. Barreled in 1950 and bottled in 1958 at the Stitzler Weller Distillery. The seal is unbroken and the serial number is clearly visable. I would like to know if their is a value to this collectors item. Picture available upon request.
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Postby mickblueeyes » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:55 pm

Please shoot me an email of the picture.
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Fitzgerald

Postby nor02lei » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:30 pm

I vant to by it. How muth?
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Postby bernstein » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:47 pm

Don’ t know why I just thought of one of my favourite quotes from ‘Casablanca’:

Mr. Leuchtag: Come sit down. Have a brandy with us.
Mrs. Leuchtag: To celebrate our leaving for America tomorrow.
Carl: Oh, thank you very much. I thought you would ask me, so I brought the good brandy. And - a third glass!
Mrs. Leuchtag: At last the day is came!
Mr. Leuchtag: Mareichtag and I are speaking nothing but English now.
Mrs. Leuchtag: So we should feel at home when we get to America.
Carl: Very nice idea, mm-hmm.
Mr. Leuchtag: [toasting] To America!
Mrs. Leuchtag: To America!
Carl: To America!
Mr. Leuchtag: Liebchen - sweetnessheart, what watch?
Mrs. Leuchtag: Ten watch.
Mr. Leuchtag: Such much?
Carl: Hm. You will get along beautiful in America, mm-hmm.
:D

:oops: :oops: :oops: Sorry, nor02lei, the foremost person I'll find in this scene is me - as we have a saying in my country: "The one sitting in a glass house really shouldn’t throw with stones." :wink:
I very much hope you'll succeed in getting the Very Old Fitzgerald 100 proof. Enjoy you dram!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:06 am

This is a fine-drinking, wheat-flavored bourbon. Stitzel-Weller (the mothballed distillery which made this Old Fitz) quite simply made the best post-Prohibition wheated bourbons in existence. For that reason, they can bring quite high prices (e.g., over $200 for a 4/5-quart bottle -- high as bourbons go). The 12yo bottling is considered by some the best bourbon ever made, and even the standard 4yo Bottled In Bond (some of which I have) is very fine.
All that said, it's value is in its quality. Do you desire the money you can get for it, or to experience and enjoy the very fine bourbon in the bottle? Either way, you can get what you want.
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Postby bernstein » Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:53 pm

TNbourbon wrote:This is a fine-drinking, wheat-flavored bourbon. Stitzel-Weller (the mothballed distillery which made this Old Fitz)


Thanks a lot, Tim - your refined post rescued me from sheer embarrassment...
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