Distillery: Heaven Hill
Age: Between 6-8 years
Mashbill: 68% Corn, 20% Wheat, 12% Malted Barley
BACKGROUND: Larceny is a wheated bourbon distilled and produced by Heaven Hill and is one of the few wheated bourbons on the market competing with Makers Mark and Weller primarily. In 2020, Heaven Hill decided that they would release 3, Barrel Proof releases of Larceny along with their tri-annual Elijah Craig Barrel Proof releases. A120 was the first release and it had mixed reviews but with each subsequent release, Larceny Barrel Proof has continually gotten better. C921 is the third and final release of Larceny Barrel Proof for 2021.
NOSE: A rich, bold, and sweet nose with scents of candied pecans, rich caramel, caramelized brown sugar, and mature charred oak. There is also a roasted/chocolatey note that was flirting with us without burning our nose at all (22/25)
PALATE: Oh my, this has got to be the best palate of any Larceny Barrel Proofs to date! Complex, bold, flavorful! Delicious flavors of candied black cherry and plum waltz with rich and smooth maple, cola, and vanilla. The proof adds a bold feel to the whiskey balancing out the sweeter profile. Larceny C921 is incredibly smooth with a chewy mouthfeel (37/40)
FINISH: A long finish that watered my mouth making me jump at the bit for another sip. Notes of cherry cola, molasses, and oak sugars with a slight hint of tannins (23/25)
VALUE: Larceny Barrel Proofs have an SRP of $50 and we think that's pretty fair. We would pay right up to SRP but nothing more. (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Larceny C921 is one of the best releases of 2021. With a rich, sweet, and complex flavor profile that continually seduced us with new flavors each sip. We couldn't recommend this one enough to all those who enjoy wheated bourbon, sweeter whiskey, or smooth high proof whiskey.
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Maker's Mark 2021 Wood Finished FAE-01
Similar & Equal Whiskey: 2021 Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Maker's Mark Cask Strength 21-01
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96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away