Larceny Barrel Proof B521 is an exceptional wheated whiskey and is one of the best pours of 2021. Heaven Hill rarely disappoints these days with this bold whiskey. Let’s review Batch B521.
Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.
- 90-100 Exceptional
- 80-89 Very Good
- 70-79 Average
- 60-69 Below Average
- 50-60 Drain Pour
Detailed Tasting Notes
Nose Review - Rating: 85
Larceny Barrel Proof B521 starts with a mildly decadent caramel aroma. The aroma hits you soon as you open the bottle. There's a gentle undercurrent of spicy cinnamon that undoubtedly comes from the wheat, which is the second-highest percentage grain in this mash bill. The nose smells rich and chewy. Batch B521 seems to have the best nose of the three batches of 2021.
Palate Review - Rating: 88
The first sip is hot, hot. Despite the heat, you immediately taste a creamy dark toffee flavor under it. Toasted oak, cinnamon, and heat punch you in the face on the second sip. There is nothing mild about a Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B521. It's an aggressive and rich bourbon that provides a beautiful tasting experience.
Finish Review - Rating: 85
The finish is a reflection of the palate in many ways; toasted oak and brown sugar cinnamon. Warm and long.
Uniqueness Review - Rating: 85
For a wheated bourbon, Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B521 has a consistently good and rich tasting experience.
Value Review - Rating: 90
The wonderful thing about this bourbon is that I found it at retail price. For something this good, that is a rarity.
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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