- DISTILLER: Heaven Hill Distillery
- MASH BILL: 68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley
- AGE: Not stated, but 6-8 years old
- YEAR: 2023
- PROOF: 125.8 (62.9% ABV)
- MSRP: $59.95
- BUY ONLINE: Heaven Hill Product Locator
SHARE WITH: Any fan of bourbon, especially those who like higher proof options.
WORTH THE PRICE: Yes
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle
OVERALL: Busy and fun in the glass. The nose is particularly inviting with caramel, cotton candy and shaved white chocolate.
On the palate, there’s lots of cherry and orange, some candied lemon, a bit of bubble gum and herbal notes on the finish.
Larceny is a wheater that gets too little attention in my opinion. Even the “Wheated bourbon only because I like wheat only” crowd doesn’t seem to go for it. Given the 92-proof of its flagship, I get it; it’s a softy. And that makes these tri-annual barrel strength releases special. Sure, some of them drink youthful-hot, and could benefit from a longer rest—but that puts it in the domain of Old Fitzgerald, it’s older sibling of the same mashbill.
But this young’n’ is dynamite; all but crackling in the glass. It’s an aroma fruit salad that carries over to center palate. Trust me, you’ll want more than just a sip. If you have the time, pour 2 ounces, go outside and stare at the stars awhile, and sip as it opens up slowly.
If you can find it at SRP, jump on it. If you need to spend a little more, do it. You won’t regret this one.
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. Much like Larceny Small Batch and Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond, Larceny Barrel Proof is a welcome reminder of just how good wheated Bourbons can be.
Proof: Varies by Release
Age: 6-8 Years Old
Larceny Barrel Proof will be released multiple times per year. Each batch will vary in proof, and consist of barrels aged six to eight years. A specific batch number will be shown on each bottle.
The first letter of the batch number indicates which of that year's releases the bottle was a part of starting with "A", while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year.
Disclaimer: Bourbon & Banter received a sample of this product from the brand for review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.