Old Fitzgerald 1963 Sons of Erin Decanter Bottled for Edoardo Giaccone / Stitzel-Weller
We don't see vintage Old Fitzgerald very often, so we are particularly excited about this bottle which was barrelled in 1963 and bottled in 1969. This decanter was produced exclusively for Edoardo Giaccone in Italy.
Giaccone was something of a trailblazer, and was importing specially bottled official single malts for his bar in the late 1960s. He opened the famous venue in 1958, and it has been called a few different things over the years, including Garten, Edward & Edward, and La Taverna del Comandante.
Edoardo set the stage for later legendary bottlers such as Silvano Samaroli, Nadi Fiori and Ernesto Mainardi. Moon Import founder, Pepi Mongiardino said, "he was the first person I visited" when he became the distributor for Bruichladdich in 1981. Giaccone did not have any of his own labels or series, but was the first person in Italy to have official bottlings produced exclusively for him. Through his bar, Italy was treated to exclusive releases from Clynelish, Bowmore, Dalmore, Highland Park and even Jack Daniel's.
This Old Fitzgerald was distilled at the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery while it was still under management of the legendary Julian 'Pappy' Van Winkle I, and bottled a few years after his death by his son, Julian II.
The family were forced to to sell the distillery in 1972, and these Van Winkle era Stitzel-Weller bourbons are incredibly sought after.
This porcelain decanter celebrates The Sons of Erin and displays the countries family coats of arms.