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