LARCENY HAS ARRIVED

By Aaron Walters

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Larceny has arrived in Arkansas and it is delicious! Fresh copper in color with a great nose of toffee and butterscotch, this bourbon tastes of honey and buttery caramel. It has a full and rounded mouth-feel, and a long finish with a slight savory note. 

Larceny is a very small batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. It's hand selected by the master distiller to have a 6 year taste profile. It has a couple of things that set it apart from other bourbons on the market. First, it follows suit with the other John E. Fitzgerald bourbons, meaning it is a wheated bourbon. This means that wheat is the second most prominent grain used (behind the mandatory 51% corn). Having a higher wheat content makes for a smoother tasting bourbon. Secondly, it's bottled at 92 proof. The higher alcohol content in conjunction with the smoothness from the wheat makes this bourbon enjoyable in a number of different ways. It is easily sipped neat or over an ice cube, but with the higher proof this bourbon can stand up to cocktails as well. 

Here are a couple of recipes to try out:


JAILBREAK

  • 1 ½ oz. Larceny bourbon
  • 1 ½ oz. Lustau Oloroso "Don Nuno" dry sherry
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake until well chilled.
Strain cocktail into a coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


HIGHWAY LARCENY

  • 1 ½ oz. Larceny bourbon
  • ½ oz. cherry Heering
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • dry sparkling wine
  • 1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry

Shake all ingredients but the sparkling wine.
Strain into a cocktail glass and top with the wine. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

Drop by and try this delicious new-to-the-state bourbon and get ready to take home a new favorite!