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Larceny Bourbon

  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s a whisky I could drink any time and not get bored with and the 92 proof makes it a prime candidate for cocktails. If you’re looking for a good bourbon at a decent price then you should definitely give Larceny Bourbon a try.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I’m no bourbon guy – not that I don’t like them, quite the contrary, but I don’t know them very well – but I think this is a perfect sipping version. It’s so easy!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's more on the sweet side of the bourbon spectrum, but still enjoyable, and doesn't finish too hot.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It tastes “ready,” though not exactly young, but also a bit hoary and old at the same time. I appreciate wood in my Bourbon, but there’s something about the balance here that doesn’t quite work out the way it should.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Larceny is a very tasty bourbon in the same vein as other Louisville-made wheated bourbons of ages past. It drinks like a much more expensive bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The first sips are nutty and a touch drying, leading into hints of vanilla wafer and butterscotch, finishing with ginger and clove sparks.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Larceny is an available, approachable, crowd-pleasing bourbon offered at a good price point.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Shows great length and nice polish on the finish with its dusty oak and cocoa.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I wouldn't pick this every day but for the price and the quality, it can live on my shelf as a nice and sweet mellow dram.
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  • Intro:

    Larceny is an inexpensive release from Heaven Hill that features a wheated mashbill and a bottling proof of 46% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and yeasty. Very creamy nose and smells very sweet. Theres some mild caramel, thin brown sugar and a hint of buttercream. Mild ethanol that fades quickly with time.

  • Taste:

    Very sweet with a medium mouth feel. No heat despite the mildly elevated proof. I like the forward fruitiness and caramel here with some vanilla - although a little oak or clove would really balance nicely.

  • Finish:

    Theres a little bitterness here and a tad bit of funk. This is the first time it is appearing but its not vile or overarching. Sweet honey here, more cream, mild clove and a healthy dose of caramel makes for one sweet, mild mannered dram.

  • Overall:

    A lot of people like to hate on Larceny and I'm not sure why. To me, this is a better Makers Mark - especially given that it's about $10 (or more, at times) cheaper here. It has the same mild, sweet wheat profile as other wheaters and delivers well on the proof. I wouldn't pick this every day but for the price and the quality, it can live on my shelf as a nice and sweet mellow dram. For this reason, I'm rating Larceny a Rank 5. It doesn't shine above big gun bottles but for $18 its perfectly fine and shines at the price. I'd take this over OWA any day of the week. Which is nice, because I can find it.

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