Cheers, it’s almost the weekend, Exotic fans. Whether you have a reason to celebrate, relax or drown your sorrows, tip a glass back and prop up your feet. This summer we had the pleasure of visiting seven bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. In under 72 hours four of us completed what is known as the Bourbon Trail. It was amazing, educational and eye opening. Some of us didn’t think we liked bourbon, but all of that changed by the end of the weekend. Larceny Bourbon was one of the many that we got to know and love during the trip. Additionally, we love a spirit with a story behind it.
To understand the name you must first understand a treasury agent named John E. Fitzgerald. As an agent, Mr. Fitzgerald held the key to the bonded rickhouses where Bourbon was stored. At the time treasury agents were the only people legally allowed to carry the keys to the barrel storage warehouses. Legend has it that on occasion Mr. Fitzgerald would sneak into the rickhouses. He would help himself to the finest whiskey barrels, the honey barrels. Everyday Mr. Fitzgerald walked the fine line between self-restraint and self-indulgence. So try Larceny Bourbon, a taste made famous by an infamous act. 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. 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 was hand selected by the Master Distillers to have a taste profile of a six-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Made with wheat as the secondary grain, instead of the traditional rye, Larceny is a smoother tasting Bourbon.
Color: Bright new copper
Aroma: Fresh bread and toffee, with a note of butterscotch
Taste: Buttery caramel and honeyed notes, with a rich mouthfeel
Finish: Long, gently sweet and savory
Are you thirsty yet? Cheers!