Larceny Barrel Proof Batch C922 Review (First Pour)

Review by Mark Pringle |
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85 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Larceny Barrel Proof Batch C922

Larceny Barrel Proof never disappoints, and with a mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley, Larceny Barrel Proof Batch C922 is no exception. As far as relatively available wheated bourbons go, Larceny Barrel Proof is right at the top for its consistently pleasing tasting experience and value. Let’s review Batch C922.

Larceny Barrel Proof Batch C922

Rating: 85


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: 78

The nose begins with mild cinnamon and brown sugar. There’s a little complexity here. I was surprised at how faint the nose was, considering what came next with the tasting. I kept returning to the nose to see if the aroma would get more intense, but it did not change. It is gentle throughout the tasting. The nose has a very light sugary sweetness. After letting the bottle sit for a while, it shifts to a mild red hot cinnamon candy sweetness.

Palate Review - Rating: 89

Here we go! The palate of Larceny Barrel Proof C922 is rich, aggressive, and flavorful; with bold baking spice heat. I have rarely seen such a stark contrast between the nose and palate. There is a richness to the mouthfeel and even a slight oiliness (an attribute I look for in whiskeys these days). It is a great bourbon that drinks every bit of its 126.6 proof. Batch C922 is how a high-proof bourbon should drink. There is probably a 60/40 spice/sweet ratio, with brown sugar providing the sweetness. The tasting experience should be even better in a couple of weeks. Combine the sweetness with dense baking spices like cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg, and you have great-tasting whiskey.

Finish Review - Rating: 85

Initially, the nutmeg and heat linger on the finish. There’s even a little bit of oiliness on the palate that lingers as well. What’s unusual is that sometimes the finish begins with the brown sugar cinnamon spice and ends with more sweetness; other times, Larceny Barrel Proof C922 ends with a dryness featuring nutmeg.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 84

The flavor of Larceny Barrel Proof C922 is not especially unique; however, it’s consistently good flavor makes it special.

Value Review - Rating: 89

With a retail price of $59.99 and considering today’s market, there are few whiskeys with a better value. While you can find it at $59.99, you are more likely to see it at $10 more.

Author: Mark Pringle
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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