Larceny is a wheated bourbon (68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley) distilled and produced by Heaven Hill. Its lineage is presumably tied to the infamous Old Fitzgerald bourbon.
The approved label shows a proof of 125, up from the standard Larceny Bourbon’s 92 proof.
The back label also states the following:
John E. Fitzgerald’s weakness was fine Bourbon and he faced temptation every day. As treasury agent with the only est of keys to the rickhouses, taking form barrels was easy. But, he didn’t jut take from any barrels, he took from the best barrels and tried them at barrel proof. Some say he was a thief. Others claim he was a man of great taste. This is Larceny. Unlock the smoothness and decide for yourself.
While details have yet to be announced, it is anticipated that Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon will, like the standard Larceny Bourbon, not be age stated (though the standard Larceny Bourbon is thought to be a blend of 6 – 12 year old barrels). Also, it is unknown at this point whether Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon will be released in various batches, each containing a different proof (similar to Elijah Craig Barrel Proof or Stagg, Jr.).
Also yet to be announced is the price per bottle. An apt comparison may be to Maker’s Mark – another wheated bourbon with an economical price for its standard bottle that not long ago also released a non-age stated cask strength variant.
Accordingly, we hope to see Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon run below $49 per bottle.
With the Larceny brand emerging in the Wichita market last year, we hope to see Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon hit the local store shelves some time before the end of 2018.
For information on other new release whiskeys for 2018, check out our earlier announcement here.
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