About – Larceny Barrel Proof offers a new opportunity to experience our acclaimed wheated Bourbon mashbill in its purest form: non-chill filtered and bottled at full barrel proof. Released three times per year in January, May, and September, each offering is a bold yet balanced special Small Batch Bourbon rich with depth and distinction. This new release is competitively priced at $50, and seems to be somewhat readily available. I have seen it on shelves in multiple stores in my area. This first batch (A120) is bottled at 123.2 proof and is aged 6-8 years.
Nose – Strong ethanol is apparent on the first whiff. Behind that the main note is burnt sugar, a light apple, and plum. On the second go I pick up peanut. As it opens up vanilla and cinnamon really become prevalent and move to the front.
Palate – The palate is initially dominated by vanilla with brown sugar on the back end and a good amount of barrel spice throughout. The finish is all cinnamon and reminiscent of Big Red chewing gum in an artificially sweet way.
Score – C+
Verdict – Larceny Barrel Proof (A120) is a marked improvement from the original. It is big, bold, and sweet. While it is better than the original there is still something slightly off putting to me in the flavor profile. If you like standard Larceny you will probably love this offering, it just isn’t for me.