Produced in October 2008 and bottled in August 2018, this is the 2nd of 10 in Heaven Hill’s Old Fitzgerald Bottled-In-Bond series. These will be a bi-annual release with the first arriving in the spring of 2017. Each bottle in the series denoted by different color labels, with the Fall 2018 release sporting a black colored label. During the same period, Heaven Hill released a distillery-only edition with a red label and sporting a 14 year age statement. Additionally each bottle comes with a faux tax strip that discloses when the bourbon was produced and bottled.
To be labelled Bottled-in-Bond, the whiskey must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at a single distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years, and it must be bottled at exactly 100 proof. Additionally, the Bottled-in-Bond label must clearly identify the distillery where it was distilled and where it was bottled, if different.