It’s an interesting story behind John E. Fitzgerald’s Larceny bourbon. Fitzgerald was a treasury agent (presumably the same as customs and excise man in the UK) who had the keys to the rickhouses – huge racked warehouses where the bourbon matured. Evidently, temptation was too much for him and he helped himself. But not to any old casks. Oh no. Our John took the best. Larceny has wheat as its secondary grain, rather than the usual rye, giving it a softer palate. This is simply one of the best bourbons available.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Jellied fruits, mint and sweet cigarettes. A wonderfully alluring nose with further hints of cherry and dark chocolate.
Palate: Spicy, yes, but also smooth and deliciously fruity with lots of mint toffee and vanilla and no bitterness. This is now one of my favourite whiskeys. Period.
Retails for around £45