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Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124

$64.99

OVERALL
RATING

9

Whiskey Review: Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124

Tasting Notes:

About:
Wheated bourbon aged six to eight years; mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley; bottled at 62.1% ABV; priced at $64.99.
Appearance:
It’s a rich golden-amber day in the glass, showcasing well-developed legs and proper viscosity.
Nose:
Right off the bat, I get that yummy wheat and a slight whiff of oak, delivering baked bread notes alongside cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, and some gingerbread.
Palate:
This comes at meet hot and fresh out of the oven, delivering intensity and a desire for a fresh, warm loaf of sweet bread. Vanilla, baked spice, brown sugar, maple syrup, a slight bump of oak, bright, sweet cherry, and applesauce are showcased here.
Finish:
Long and desirable is this finish, giving me nice heat and sweet bread notes as it slowly but intensely fades. As this is cask strength, try it with a single cube to cool it if needed.
Comments:
Heaven Hill’s uncut variants of its different American whiskey offerings consistently deliver quality and flavorful enjoyment. Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 extends this trend with ease.
Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 review
We review Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124, bottled at 124.2 proof and the first of Heaven Hill’s annual uncut, Larceny variant wheated bourbon releases for 2024. (image via Heaven Hill)

Editor’s Note: The party behind this whiskey gave us a review sample. Per our editorial policies, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. It should also be noted that clicking the buy link in this review earns our site a small referral payment, which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.

The Heaven Hill lineup of American whiskeys is far and wide, offering a good range of expressions to fit pretty much anyone’s palate. On the wheat side, the Larceny high wheat bourbons, using wheat as the second most used grain in the mash bill instead of rye, has its own following. Having its origins in the history of John E. Fitzgerald and the Old Fitzgerald brand, barrels from specific locations in Heaven Hill’s rickhouses are drawn upon to help keep consistent this wheater bourbon’s flavor profile.

As a variant of Larceny, Heaven Hill releases Larceny Barrel Proof three times a year. In keeping with the name, this is an uncut version aged six to eight years, drawing from the distillery’s wheated mash bill mix of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley. Batch A124, released in January, will be followed by subsequent 2024 offerings in May and September. It is the subject of today’s review.

For those curious about the batch naming process, it is pretty simple – the first letter indicates, according to Heaven Hill, “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.”

Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124, bottled at 124.2 proof, or 62.1% ABV, is priced at $64.99.

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