Super-premium Larceny Bourbon continues the Old Fitzgerald tradition of using wheat in place of rye as the third or "small" grain in the whiskey's grain recipe, or mash bill as it is commonly known. The use of winter wheat replaces the spicier, fruitier flavor notes that rye provides with a softer, rounder character that is the hallmark of Old Fitzgerald and other "wheated" bourbons—such as Maker's Mark and the Van Winkle line.
Larceny is a small batch bourbon produced from dumps of 100 or fewer barrels that have been selected from the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of Heaven Hill's open rick warehouses in Nelson County, Kentucky. Larceny is drawn from barrels that have aged from 6 to 12 years at this high storage, and is bottled at a full-bodied 92 proof (46% alcohol by volume).
If Larceny is a crime, sign us up. The whiskey has a deep amber/golden hue, a full, velvety textured body and an engaging nose of cherries, vanilla and caramel. Its wafting aromatics alone distinguish the whiskey as top-notch. The entry is extraordinarily smooth and devoid of anything resembling excess heat. It has a soft, silky entry and a palate brimming with the bakery-fresh flavors of cinnamon, black cherries, toffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. The finish is long, warm and flavorful.