Top 20 Whiskies of 2021

#16 • Old Fitzgerald 11 year old Bottled in Bond (Fall 2021)

  • Rank: 16
  • Year: 2021
  • Score: 92
  • Price: $110
  • ABV: 50%
  • Style: Straight bourbon
  • Place of Origin: Kentucky

Released twice annually, with varying age statements but consistent quality. There is a subtle fruity sweetness on the nose, with notes of fresh strawberries, dried orange slices and apricots, raspberry syrup, and sweet tea alongside dried herbs and Country Time lemonade. That interplay of tart and sweet carries over to the palate, with cooked berries, tangy citrus, and a soft, inviting texture. The finish is mouth-coating and has good depth. With zesty notes throughout, this hits its mark well. —Ted Simmons