Review #1712 – Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A120

The Schtick: This is the first release of Heaven Hill’s Larceny Barrel Proof bourbon. Non age stated, but said to have 6-8 year old bourbon in the mix, this wheater is finally coming to us at barrel proof – something many have clamored about for years. Let’s dive in. This is batch A120.

Review #1712 | Bourbon Review #705

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

Brand: Larceny

Selection: N/A

ABV: 61.6% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Rich caramel, toffee, waffle cone and some cinnamon. Ethanol is present, powerful and a bit aggressive.

Taste: Rich on the palate but loaded with fire. This drinks well over its proof, and while it coats the palate nicely, it’s punishing. Flavors are bold and easy to ascertain: rich caramel, faint cherry, sweet waffle cone and a hint of oak. Also, ethanol. It’s hot hot hot.

Finish: Short, relieving finish, letting some of that fire subside. Caramel and oak on the finish, hint of sweet cream.

Overall: This is a great start, but there is quite a bit of work to do to get this to a release I think people will glorify. A120 is simply too hot, plain and simple. The flavor is there, but it’s almost completely shrouded in the pain of finding it. I’m going to keep an eye on Larceny Barrel Proof and hope the B520 will be more dialed in, but this first release is a fire bomb.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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