Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 Review

Barrel Proof Series

Larceny A124 has hit the shelves in my area (actually was able to pick both the ECBP and the LBP on the same day at the same store!) and I’m excited to try it. The Larceny Barrel Proof series are released three times per year. They are uncut and non-chill filtered which generally results in a more flavorful bourbon tasting experience than lower proof and/or filtered products. This bottle has been open for about a week and my tasting notes are the result of the fresh-crack-bottle-notes and the cracked-for-a-week notes. So, let’s dive in and taste our way through this Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 review.

The Larceny brand is a wheated bourbon (meaning that wheat is the flavoring grain) aged 6 to 8 years; has a mash bill of 68% corn, 20% wheat, and 12% malted barley; and is bottled at 124.2 proof. Prior to this tasting, my favorite Larceny’s have been: 1) B522 2) B523 & A121 3) C923 (just slightly behind B523 due to the longer finish on B523).

Series: Larceny Barrel Proof – released 3 times per year
Classification: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Age: 6 – 8 years
Proof: 124.2
Batch Designation: Small Batch
Proof Designation: Barrel Proof
Filtered Status: Non-Chill Filtered
Mash bill: 68% Corn, 20% Wheat, 12% Malted Barley
Distillery: Heaven Hill
Company: Heaven Hill
Bottled By: Old Fitzgerald Distillery
Distilled/Aging Location: Bardstown, Kentucky
Release Date: January 2024
MSRP: $65 (2024)
Availability: Moderately Available

Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 review
Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A124 Review

My tasting reviews are unique in that I include the notes of several well-known whiskey critics. The hope is that this format will help me and others to explore and expand their tasting experience. After you have taken your own tasting notes, read the reviews and see if there is a flavor note that others discerned that now you can detect as well.


It takes about 12 seconds for beads to start to form on the crown after a swirl, 24 seconds for the tears to start falling and 32 seconds for several tears to reach the pour at the base of the glass.


Caramel, vanilla, mild cocoa, maybe a little apple pie, fig, hint of peanuts.

Other Reviewer’s Perceptions

Mash & Drum: A cracker Jack note, caramel corn, a little peanut note which is something you get in Heaven Hill, an old school dusty barrel note, a lot of vanilla, a little hint of a fruit forward punch like a strawberry note. It has improved since the fresh crack nose.

Whiskey Raiders: The nose is bright and sweet, layered and full of sweet caramels, flaky pastry, honey, toffee and a cake batter sweetness. There’s a pinch of cinnamon, rich pepper and just a touch of oak.

The Bourbon Guy: Sweet almond, caramel, vanilla, mint, and oak.


Baking spices, cinnamon, anise, caramel, vanilla, mildly spicy oak, hint of dark fruits, leather, a little light brown sugar. A little spice forward, not very complex.

Other Reviewer’s Perceptions

Mash & Drum: Great proof, great spice, it is pretty straightforward with what you’d expect from a Larceny Barrel Proof. It has a lot of spice, it definitely drinks a little bit hot. This is lacking that extra burst of sweetness that the B523 & C923 had. This is more spice driven, a lot of black pepper with a little punch of dark fruit. It’s an even keel batch but nothing extraordinary.

Whiskey Raiders: Rich on the palate, full of baking spice and cinnamon. Easily the most cinnamon I’ve seen on a larceny, but it’s balanced with rich and viscous caramels, bright sweetness and a hint of cola, ginger and toffee.

The Bourbon Guy: Cinnamon, almond, oak, mint.


Medium-long finish with caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, light oak, mild peanut flavor.

Other Reviewer’s Perceptions

Mash & Drum: na

Whiskey Raiders: Long finish — less cinnamon here and more focus on rich brown butter, maple, toffee and a hint of salted caramel.

The Bourbon Guy: Warm and long with cinnamon, mint, and oak notes.


The mouthfeel is a little creamy but not viscous.

The Burn

3 out of 5. This means that the burn from the alcohol is about what I would expect it to be. I would guess this to be around 120 proof, so it does drink a little hot for a good barrel proof bourbon.

Tasting Summary

The Larceny Barrel Proof A124 is an OK middle-of-the-road Larceny BP, but nothing outstanding. I enjoyed Batches B523 and C923 quite a bit better than A124. Is it bad? No, but if I had tried it in a bar first then its not something that I would add to my shelf at home.

Score: 7.2

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