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John E Fitzgerald Larceny Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon 750ml Bottle

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John E. Fitzgerald
Larceny Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon
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Larceny Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon 750ml
Fitzgerald did have a discerning palate for fine bourbon and would use his warehouse keys to pilfer the best barrels of bourbon as they aged. The barrels, which became known as "Fitzgerald barrels," and the brand were immortalized when Pappy Van Winkle named Old Fitzgerald bourbon after the treasury agent, and added a "Whisper of Wheat" to his bourbon's recipe. By using wheat rather than rye as the secondary grain in the bourbon's mash bill, Pappy imparted a rounder, softer flavor profile in Old Fitz as compared to other bourbons at the time. The extremely successful Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon was launched in 2012 by Heaven Hill Distillery and pays homage to both John E. Fitzgerald's superb taste and the legacy of the Old Fitzgerald brand. Its big brother — the small batch barrel proof version — will be released thrice per year and bottled at (varying) barrel proof with no chill filtering. True to the tradition of Old Fitz, this wheated bourbon replaces rye with wheat and features a mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley. As a result, Larceny Bourbon has a sweeter, softer, and rounder flavor profile compared to bourbons that use rye as their secondary grain. The resulting bourbon has bready notes, honey, vanilla, maple, dark sugar, nuts, and light cinnamon, along with a hint of oak and spice that provides for a subtle edge that finishes with a prolonged warmth. Each batch is planned to have bourbon aged 6 to 8 years.
Beverage type:
Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
65%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
USA
UPC code:
96749002658
Tastes like:
Coffee
Pepper
Sweet
Butter
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About the brand
Revealed in a family biography of Pappy Van Winkle, John E. Fitzgerald was not actually the man he has always been portrayed as. He was in fact a bonded treasury agent, who at the time were the only people legally allowed to carry the keys to the barrel storage rickhouses. Mr. Fitzgerald apparently had a particularly discerning palate for fine Bourbon, and would use his rickhouse keys to gain access to the best barrels, which eventually became known around the distillery as “Fitzgerald barrels”. Herbst, and then Pappy, immortalized the man who had both the keys and the fine taste by naming the brand Old Fitzgerald. Now Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon honors both the superb taste of this lawless treasury agent and the legacy of the Old Fitzgerald brand. Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon has its origins in the long and colorful history of John E. Fitzgerald and the Old Fitzgerald brand. According to lore, John E. Fitzgerald built a distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River in the 1870s and sold his fine Bourbon to rail lines, steamships, and private clubs. The Old Fitzgerald brand was first registered in the 1880s by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. Pappy moved production of Old Fitz to his distillery where it became the first great wheated Bourbon and eventually one of the most famous Bourbon brands in the world.
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Ratings & Reviews (27)
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Vince Parveen
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Great without anyone else or blender adored it with coke and with acrid blender
Posted on Aug 11th, 2020
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Nicolasa Beaudry
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Sweet smelling. Rich slick feel. Solid liquor consume and superb zesty completion. Incredible incentive for the cash. I enthusiastically suggest.
Posted on Jul 25th, 2020
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Aide Goulet
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Smooth and sweet with only a little smoke on the persistent flavor.
Posted on Jul 21st, 2020
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John Parra
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Nose: Cinnamon and peaches Sense of taste: Hot. A piece thin for my preferences. Not a huge amount of flavor. An increasingly experienced tester could most likely get on flavor profile however not this freshman. Finish: Consumes (positively) to the end. Generally speaking - not my decision for a day by day sipper however Im not an immense aficionado of wheat bourbons. I figure this would make an incredible blender - will attempt in a Manhattan soon.
Posted on Jul 20th, 2020
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Rafael Shaw
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Love the flavor on this. Inconspicuous pleasantness on the end leaves you needing more
Posted on Jul 18th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Brioche dipped in fruity coffee, cedar, a kick of aromatic coriander.
Taste
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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