- Distiller: Old Fitzgerald Distillery
- Spirit: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Aged: 6+ Years
- Proof: 92
- Purchase Price: $29.95
- Larceny Bourbon Website
- Davidoff Tampa Website
About The Distillery & Bottle:
- “Fitzgerald was a bonded US Treasury Agent who had access to the rickhouses, where bourbon barrels were stored and aged. His position gave him the means and opportunity to steal tastes of some of the best bourbon. Using his keys, Fitzgerald would let himself into the rickhouses, thieve bourbon from the best barrels, and take jugs home for himself. When it came time to dump the barrels, some were found to be unusually light – and exceptionally smooth. These barrels became known as ‘Fitzgerald Barrels.’ Even when the distillery was later sold to the legendary whiskey man Pappy Van Winkle, the Fitzgerald name – and his reputation – endured. Today, the spirit of John E. Fitzgerald lives in our family of award-winning Wheated Bourbons.”
- “Discover a taste worth stealing. Made with wheat instead of rye as the secondary grain, our signature Wheated Bourbon delivers a taste that’s hard to resist.”
Notes & Review
Nose: Toasted wheat, orange spice, apricot, cinnamon, nutmeg, roasted pine
Palate: Cinnamon, allspice, charred vanilla, charred oak, dried orange peel
Finish: Cinnamon honey butter, red hots, charred oak, torched brown sugar
Review: John E. Fitzgerald was an interesting man. Tasked with responsibility, and ultimately succumbing to temptation and… well… larceny. However, his legend lives on in the Larceny series of wheated bourbon from John E. Fitzgerald Distillery. And, to be frank, for under $30 a bottle, it is a steal.
This bourbon is more of a balanced pour, existing between sweet, savory, spicy, and earthy. And, finding a bourbon that has actual balance under the $30 mark is a great find in my book, especially in a day and age where whiskey prices are at a premium. Now, is it going to knock-down your $75 go-to bottle? Well, no, probably not, but it’s not supposed to. That’s why they have a higher-end line. But, for the price-point this is an exceptional pour.
The nose has a nice profile of earthy wheat, spices, fruity sweetness, and a heat-dried pine aroma. The palate does a lot of the same, balancing a myriad of flavors so as to not pull in one direction too fully, though it does seem to flavor a spiced and savory profile slightly. The finish is classic, bringing out most of the char and singed sweets flavors you’re most likely used to from your mid-shelf bourbons.
Again, for the price, it’s a great pour for a bourbon-lover in your life. It’s a great entry-level bottle that drinks above the price point.
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Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.