John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

The Old Fitzgerald bourbon brand was named after John E. Fitzgerald, who according to a family biography of Pappy Van Winkle was a bonded treasury agent, so permitted to carry keys to the aging warehouses and often helped himself to some of the best bourbons.

Larceny is a wheated bourbon, meaning that the second major grain in the mashbill after corn is wheat rather than rye.

Larceny is blended from batches of 100 or fewer barrels aged 6 to 12 years on the upper floors (4 to 6) of Heaven Hill’s rick houses.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 03/03/2016

Appearance:

Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma:

Brown bread, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla fudge, butterscotch, almond and light Christmassy spice.

Taste:

Honeyed buttery caramel, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon spice.

Aftertaste:

Blackened sweetcorn, maple syrup and toasty oak with black peppered, nutmeg and cinnamon spice.

Overall:

Full-bodied, lightly spicy, toasty and characterful with a natural sweetness that makes this whiskey very quaffable, to the extent that its best enjoyed neat.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 0 96749 03154 2
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper

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