John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750 mL

$129.99

From Breaking Bourbon:
NOSE

Cinnamon | Nutmeg | Burnt brown sugar | Hazelnut

palate

Brown sugar | Cinnamon spice | Graham cracker | Maple Syrup | Tasty

finish

Wave of heat | Black cherry | Red Hots | Slight leather | Long

overall

Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B522 comes in at 123.8 proof making it one of the higher proof releases to date.

In many ways Batch B522 is in between Batch C921 and Batch A122, the two batches that immediately preceded it. For starters, B522 splits the difference in proof. It offers a fair amount of heat, but doesn’t quite reach the same intensity as Batch A122. Instead, it highlights a delicious combination of cinnamon and brown sugar, with accents of graham cracker, black cherry, Red Hots, hazelnut, and leather. It strives to find the balance and complexity that’s achieved by Batch C921, instead hitting with a sharper blast of flavor and intensity. It’s a nice variation for the brand, balancing expectation and familiarity with new and exciting flavors. Those who appreciate a cinnamon focus and a bit more heat and intensity will appreciate it most, and those who prefer a more tempered sip will find it takes nicely to a splash of water, though it subdues the level of complexity.

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Description

A superior, barrel-proof, wheated Bourbon that is a super value.

Heaven Hill Distillers is unique. They are one of the oldest and largest Bourbon distillers in the world, they have the second largest standing inventory of aging Bourbon, and they have grow to become the seventh largest supplier of Spirits in the US. BUT… they are still family owned. In fact, they are the only family-owned production house left in Kentucky. God bless the Shapira family! The Spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill includes Evan WilliamsElijah Craig, and their namesake Heaven Hill, and many dozens more.

Larceny Bourbon uses the popular Heaven Hill wheated mash bill — 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley — that it shares with its parent dram Old Fitzgerald. It’s a mix of #3 char casks aged from six to eight years. We also know that the Spirit goes into the casks at 125 proof (62.5% ABV), so you’d expect Larceny Barrel Proof to deliver a number close to that. And sure enough, the current release is delivered at 123.8 proof. We love it, but recommend a splash and five minutes rest after the pour.

This delicious dram is a great value and will be released three times per year — January, May, and September. The bottles are coded to identify each one. The first release is coded A120. The “A” identifies the first batch of the year. The first numeral “1” indicates the month (January), and the “20” indicates the year (2020).

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
Custom Label 1