GSN Review: Larceny Barrel Proof A123

Heaven Hill’s Larceny Larceny continues its Barrel Proof program with release A123. The “A” in the name is the first in a three-part A, B, C release series. The “1” represents the month released, January, while the “23” at the end stands for the year. This naming conventions is standard across all the brand’s releases in this popular, annual series.

Each release in this program is aged six to eight years, and bottled straight from the barrel. The proof varies by release, but the mash bill remains the same: 68% corn, 20% wheat and 12% malted barley. Larceny Barrel Proof A123 is 125.8 proof.

The B and C bottles in the 2023 Larceny Barrel Proof series are expected this coming May and September.

GSN’s Remarks: The proof makes it appear that there is rye in the grain bill, but it’s just a trick of the tongue. Of the most recent releases from Heaven Hill’s Larceny line, this year’s inaugural bottling has more wood and less caramel.  Full of esters and just a touch of oiliness, this is very much a powerhouse of a bourbon. Although you could sip it neat, we recommend adding a splash of water to really smooth out the edges. Cohesive, self assured and another succesful release in the series. GSN Rating: A-

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