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Tasting: Larceny, Barrel Proof A121


Barrel Proof A121

Heaven Hill Distillers

Proof: 114.8
ABV: 57.4%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Simple syrup and woodland frame. Coffee and golden-brown sugar. Slight raisin and yellow pepper. Butterscotch and toffee bits.

Palate: Inviting brown sugar and caramel with warm pepper. Walnut and buttered almond with a mixed bag of grains and cereal tones. Oak punches at the end.

Finish: Oak and simple syrup intertwine with some peppery highlights.

Comments: With the distinct oaky edge, allow some ice to dance in the glass – just don’t wait too long to sip.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Freshly peeled apple with caramel, brown sugar, and faint whiffs of cinnamon and allspice. Fine sweet oak serves as scaffolding.

Palate: Baked pears in vanilla sauce drizzled with caramel. Just the right amount of baking spice makes the fruit notes jump up.

Finish: Dries surprisingly quickly, given the substantial mouthfeel, to a mildly peppery oak. Warmth lingers, without heat.

Comments: Sip neat and enjoy as an after-dinner pleasure.



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