Larceny Barrel Proof (Batch A123)


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Heaven Hill

Distillery: Heaven Hill

Release Date: January 2023

Proof: 125.8

Age: 6-8 Years

Mashbill: 68% Corn, 20% Wheat, 12% Malted Barley

Color: Bright Copper

MSRP: $60 (2023)

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Nutmeg | Baked bread | Dull cinnamon spice | Light oak | Dry baking chocolate | Hints of summer fruit sweetness | Dab of ethanol | Clear wheat grain influence


Baked bread | Light cola | Baking spices | Chocolate fudge | Nutmeg | Caramel & butterscotch swirl | Syrup | A nice blend of flavors


Big oak | Bold heat | Caramel sweetness | Short


The first batch of 2023, Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A123 falls short of the bar set by Batch C922, but lays the groundwork for a potentially monster year for the brand.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon has been exciting barrel proof bourbon fans, particularly wheated barrel proof bourbon fans, for a number of years now. The brand always felt like it was waiting to break through, and with its third and final release of 2022, Batch C922 knocked it out of the park, and ultimately became our #1 Whiskey of 2022. Needless to say the expectations are high for its follow-up.

Getting straight to the point, Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A123 is a good bourbon that just doesn’t live up to the road paved by its most recent predecessor. The wheat has a strong influence on the sip, and makes that known starting with aromas of baking scents with a hint of sweetness. Ethanol is present but never distracting, delivering a clear reminder of the bourbon’s high proof. The midpoint of the sip brings a unique blend of flavors with light cola, baked bread, and syrup forming a grouping that shouldn’t work, but does, and does quite well. The great build-up provided by the palate is quashed by a finish that while perfectly acceptable, is more one dimensional and short. It unfortunately doesn’t reach the height of Batch C922, but if the finish can get honed in on the future releases in 2023, Larceny is in for another monster year.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

January 25, 2023
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