Who made Old Fitzgerald bourbon?
Firstly, produce by Heaven Hill Distillery. Old Fitzgerald is a 150-year-old bourbon brand with ties to Pappy Van Winkle, Weller and more.
A very old bourbon brand. Launche in 1870. The label has a fanciful (and likely apocryphal) origin story like most whiskey brands.
So, today, it’s best known as a super-premium wheated bourbon. A bourbon that uses wheat instead of rye as the flavoring grain in the mashbill.
Van Winkle family (more on that shortly) and somewhat lower price point. It’s often thought of as a more affordable version of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
What distillery makes it?
Hence, years later after several changes in ownership, Heaven Hill bought the Fitzgerald brand in 1999 and distilling it at its Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.
Old Fitzgerald was produce at the Stitzel-Weller. Distillery until the distillery shut down in 1992 and production transferre to Diageo’s newly constructe Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.