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Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A120

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    61.6%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Rich with flavor, Larceny Barrel Proof is a non age stated wheated bourbon with a veritable fire to it. Drinks hot, with no shortage of toffee, cherry, molasses and cinnamon roll.

  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I love the concept, I love that this is a new addition to the lineup and I love that they’re doing it in batched releases like the ECBP, but this first release doesn’t quite knock it out of the park.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: Adding water brings out additional notes of dried flowers and spearmint. The finish is long with a good balance of gently fading spices and sweetness. Very nice!
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s a true delight on its own, but given that a bottle will only set you back 50 bucks, even more delightful in the context of the market.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Conensus
  • Excerpt: Larceny Barrel Proof A120 brings pleasant heat and a lingering finish. Once the spirit opens in the glass beautiful notes of corn muffins, cinnamon, and vanilla shine through. If you are a fan of wheated bourbons, then this one should be on your list.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: In its first iteration, Larceny Barrel Proof is impressive. Heaven Hill finally gives us what many whiskey drinkers have been asking for: another affordable and (hopefully) readily available barrel proof wheated bourbon on the market.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: 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.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A big whiskey that carries its proof remarkably well—savory and sweet, but with subtlety and balance.
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  • Synopsis:

    Rich with flavor, Larceny Barrel Proof is a non age stated wheated bourbon with a veritable fire to it. Drinks hot, with no shortage of toffee, cherry, molasses and cinnamon roll.

  • Intro:

    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.

  • 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.

  • Score:

    5

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