Larceny Barrel Proof – A120

BACKGROUND

Larceny is a brand out of Heaven Hill Distillery. The idea of Larceny Barrel Proof is a similar concept to Elijah Craig Barrel proof, which is also from Heaven Hill Distillery. It will be released three times a year (A1XX, B5XX, C9XX).

STATS

Larceny Barrel Proof A120 comes in at 123.2 proof (61.6% alc/vol). It is Non-Age Stated, although it is believed to be a blend of 6-8 year bourbon. This is a “wheated bourbon” meaning wheat is used as a substitute for rye in the recipe or the mashbill. It is made up of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley.

NOSE

I get toffee right away. The nose reminds me of French toast before you put the cinnamon and syrup on it.

PALATE

On the palate I get notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, sweet oak, and thick caramel. The thick caramel note almost reminds me of the caramel you get with an apple on a stick.

FINISH

This bourbon has a medium finish that brings out a slight chocolate note, reminding me of 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 higher proof. This was the first batch in the lineup, so I am curious to see where Heaven Hill goes from here!