Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A121

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

4.0 out of 5 stars
Neat. Neck pour. I am not a big fan of Larceny. The only barrel proof I have had is A120, and that was okay. Sometimes it’s just too much emphasis on the cinnamon and spice for me, just off putting. But I saw this at MSRP, and it’s just hard to resist. Much like ECBP last year, each new batch is a chance for something magical. The nose is right in Larcency’s range. Candied walnuts, covered in sugar and cinnamon. Nice, soft wheat, once again though like wheat toast covered in sugar and cinnamon. Doused in powdered sugar as well. There is a nice fruit on this nose too. Medley of berries. Sounds like a pretty killer cheat meal honestly... On the nose, much better than A120. So trending in the right direction. Very creamy and soft up front. Again, sugar and cinnamon light up the tongue. A very nice, soft vanilla escalates into a nice butterscotch but then really takes a turn into the cinnamon and spice. So spicy, like peppery, mixed with an hit of cinnamon. It’s a spice bomb. Tell you what though... every subsequent sips gets better. The spice is less aggressive and the sweetness is coming out. The finish is morphing into this maple syrup. Oh I got it. If you have had chicken and waffles, they cover it in hot sauce and maple syrup. The finish hits me there. That’s an interesting tasting note. Never pulled that out before. So, I am going to be interested to see what people have to say about this batch. I think the spice will be a turn off if you don’t take the time to get acclimated to the spiciness and find the sweetness. I like it quite a bit though. Not in the ECBP range of awesome at all but at MSRP this is a great bottle to enjoy during the cold months.
  • jonwilkinson7309

    Thanks for the review. I think I'll have to seek this one out.

  • Bourbon_Obsessed_Lexington

    Nice review! These along with ECBP win my vote for the heat value in bourbon. Was lucky enough to stumble across this one as well. A120 reminded me a bit of MGP with loads of spice and a bit of a savory side - something I didn’t really expect based on my experience with standard larceny.