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Larceny Bourbon

(70cl, 46%)

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon
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Larceny Bourbon Bottling Note

Terrific Kentucky bourbon, named for one of the more colourful character in whiskey history. Y'see, John E. Fitzgerald was a bonded treasury agent, one of the only people to carry keys to the storage warehouses. He was also something of a whiskey enthusiast, and didn't mind using the aforementioned keys to get at some of whiskey with the barrels inside the aforementioned storage warehouses.

The bourbon itself makes use of wheat, rather than the more commonly used rye, as the second grain, making for a mellow, creamy expression.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Brioche dipped in fruity coffee, cedar, a kick of aromatic coriander.

Palate: Buttered corn, molasses, malt loaf, slowly build Christmas spices.

Finish: Peppery at first, though soon enough the fruity coffee notes return and give it a sweet profile.

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John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Reviews

Fantastic bourbon

Wonderful! I think characterising this as smooth and creamy is doing it a huge injustice. Yes, those elements are there as a result of the wheat influence, but it’s the rich dark flavours that really bring this whisky to life; espresso beans, muscavado and liquorice take this whiskey to the next level. It’s a wonderful, rich, complex, flavourful bourbon and excellent for the price point; Buffalo Trace is the ultimate in great value bourbon, but I’d recommend spending the extra £15 for this (and definitely buy both of these over Eagle Rare, which is overrated in my opinion).

9th June 2019

Great for everyday enjoyment

One of my everyday go-to's. Nose is sweet wheat with a touch of oak. Rich and full mouth feel and an elegant flavor with all the right notes for a wheated bourbon. Not very complex, but very enjoyable. Great price point for the quality. Very happy that Kentucky distilleries like Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace put out some great product at reasonable prices. Buffalo Trace is hard to find locally, but Larceny is always available.

26th November 2018

My new everyday dram.

Being a fan of wheated whiskey's, I bought a bottle. I was shocked at the quality of the Bourbon that just cost me $24. Heaven Hill really got it right. Smooth and creamy, with just enough burn to remind you your having a whiskey. I won't bother with all the notes, but if you like the smoothness of wheat, this is a big winner.

25th September 2018

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