Larceny Barrel Proof (Batch B523)


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Heaven Hill

Distillery: Heaven Hill

Release Date: May 2023

Proof: 124.4

Age: 6-8 Years

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

Color: Light Mahogany

MSRP: $60 (2023)

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Rich baking spices | Light burnt caramel | Nutmeg | Cinnamon sticks | Singed oak | Gently toasted marshmallow | Mellow dark chocolate | Rich and delicious


Summer berries | Stone fruit | Burnt caramel | Rich cinnamon spice | Hints of vanilla syrup | Baking spices | Lightly charred oak | Nice interplay between sweet and spice


Chewy oak | Cinnamon stewed apples | Baking spices | Light vanilla | Cinnamon spice | Lingering


Bursting with flavor, Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B523 delivers a sip that once again reminds bourbon drinks how delicious a wheated barrel proof bourbon can be when done right.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon has been exciting barrel proof bourbon fans, particularly wheated barrel proof bourbon fans, for a number of years now. While last year's Batch C922 knocked it out of the park and ultimately became our #1 Whiskey of 2022, Batch A123 started 2023 off not quite living up to the high bar its immediate predecessor set. Thankfully Batch B523 takes things in a direction that fans of the brand will really appreciate.

A rich and delicious nose kicks things off. An aroma of rich baking spices leads the way and a supporting cast of cinnamon sticks, gently toasted marshmallows, and dark chocolate add an appreciative depth. The palate veers in a completely different direction, highlighting sweet fruit notes, rich cinnamon spice, and lovely vanilla syrup. The interplay is appreciated and works incredibly well, setting up a lingering finish that carries over hints of fruit along with heavy cinnamon and light vanilla.

While Batch A123 might not have delivered to the high standards that fans have come to expect from Larceny Barrel Proof releases, Batch B523 rights the ship. If Heaven Hill can continue to dial in batches to the same level as C922 and B523, Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon will quickly become the gold standard for wheated barrel proof bourbons. In the meantime, B523 is a bottle that’s a must to seek out and delivers a pour that will make bourbon lovers smile ear to ear.

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

June 2, 2023
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