LARCENY BARREL PROOF – A120, is the first batch of Larceny Barrel Proof to be released in 2020. Larceny bourbon is part of the Heaven Hill product line and is typically released in three different batches throughout the year.
Company: Heaven Hill
Distillery: Heaven Hill
Region: Kentucky, USA
ABV: 123.2 (61.6%)
Age: 6 years, 3 months, 10 days
Mashbill: 68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley
SCORE: 89/100 (A)
On the nose, I get toffee right away. Larceny Barrel Proof (A120) reminds me of French toast, before you put the cinnamon and syrup on it. With this bourbon being a wheater, meaning wheat is used in the mashbill instead of rye, bread is pretty common.
On the palate, I get notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, sweet oak, and thick caramel. The thick caramel note reminds me of the caramel you get with an apple on a stick. This bourbon has a medium finish that brings out a slight chocolate note, similar to a chocolate donut. The oak is definitely still present but continues to add to the experience instead of overpowering.
Overall, this was an interesting take on Larceny. I definitely enjoy the high-proof wheater. The downside to Larceny Barrel Proof so far, would be the availability. This is the only batch of Larceny BP that I have been able to find. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is another Heaven Hill product that has also become more challenging to find. Hopefully, this product can keep up with demand and have wider distribution. If you are one of the lucky ones to find a bottle, I think at the suggested retail price, $50, it’s worth a buy. However, I wouldn’t necessarily chase this bottle or pay secondary prices for it. This was the first batch in the lineup, so I am curious to see where Heaven Hill goes from here!