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Larceny Barrel Proof (Batch B522)

CAPSULE REVIEW

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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Heaven Hill

Distillery: Heaven Hill

Release Date: May 2022

Proof: 123.8

Age: 6-8 Years

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

Color: Chestnut

MSRP: $60 (2022)

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NOSE

Cinnamon | Nutmeg | Burnt brown sugar | Hazelnut

palate

Brown sugar | Cinnamon spice | Graham cracker | Maple Syrup | Tasty

finish

Wave of heat | Black cherry | Red Hots | Slight leather | Long

uniqueness
value
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Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B522 comes in at 123.8 proof making it one of the higher proof releases to date. It also comes in a bit higher priced, raising the bar $10 to a new MSRP of $60. It’s still a great price for the bottle, and given market conditions it’s often listed for more than MSRP.

In many ways Batch B522 is in between Batch C921 and Batch A122, the two batches that immediately preceded it. For starters, B522 splits the difference in proof. It offers a fair amount of heat, but doesn’t quite reach the same intensity as Batch A122. Instead, it highlights a delicious combination of cinnamon and brown sugar, with accents of graham cracker, black cherry, Red Hots, hazelnut, and leather. It strives to find the balance and complexity that’s achieved by Batch C921, instead hitting with a sharper blast of flavor and intensity. It’s a nice variation for the brand, balancing expectation and familiarity with new and exciting flavors. Those who appreciate a cinnamon focus and a bit more heat and intensity will appreciate it most, and those who prefer a more tempered sip will find it takes nicely to a splash of water, though it subdues the level of complexity.

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: Nick

May 18, 2022
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