Distilled by Heaven Hill, Larceny Barrel Proof C921 is a barrel proof bottling of the brands flagship wheated bourbon mashbill product. Containing a blend of 6 to 8 year wheated bourbons, this offering has consistently appeared to improve since its launch in 2020. Let's see how C921 fares as the final batch of 2021 to release.
Sweet at first, caramel candies, cream and nougat. A faint touch of waffle batter before brown butter, a touch of pepper and a faint zip of clove set in.
Moderate mouthfeel, rich caramel and vanilla bean. There's a touch of heat, but it's unsurprising given the proof sitting north of 60%. Praline, a syrupy cherry note, gingerbread and honey. Easily the most interesting profile of 2021 for Larceny's barrel proof release.
Long finish. This seems to be where Larceny shines brightest. Honey sweetness meets brown sugar, toffee, wafer cookie, a touch of clove and a long tobacco finish. Oak seems somewhat absent, but the sweet profile carries nicely without the additional tannin.
Quite different than A and B releases of earlier this year, C921 leaves a bit of tannin on the table in favor of a softer, fuller mouthfeel and a longer, dessert party finish.
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