Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A121
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed March 24, 2021 (edited October 18, 2021)
Drinking this neat, neck pour. This is my first tasting experience of a Larceny BP. I’ve had their regular offerings and it’s very unimpressive so I’ve been a bit skeptical that the extra proof would get it there. No regrets on the purchase. Note for the collectors out there, it’s frustrating bottles like this are considered “rare” finds these days. I love the hunt as much as the next guy but the value of finding one of these bottles just seems unwarranted. It’s a good bottle, but damn, it shouldn’t be harder to find than ECBP. The nose is one of wholesome peanut butter wrapped caramel apple. It trails off to corn syrup or cotton candy. The deeper dive finds strawberry shortcake or even an apple toaster strudel. The mouth is rather light bodied for a BP, we’re just around 115proof and this is around where I find those delicious milk chocolate notes. More corn but instead it’s buttery popcorn. There also is a subtle citrus continuation from the apple nose, spice level is a balanced allspice. The finish is char and natural scents. Not too long, but pleasant. I think this is solid pour, but it doesn’t rise to the level of BPs that I’ve been giving 4+ ratings. It’s a bit of a shame due to the hype around this bottle, I’ll have to give it another go in a couple weeks to see if I’ve changed my mind on it. Cheers!