Belatedly, we’re lastly getting round to the ultimate Larceny Barrel Proof launch from 2021, C921, which shipped in September.
The wheated bourbon is likely one of the higher choices from the Larceny Barrel Proof catalog that I’ve encountered for the reason that sequence launched in early 2020. The nostril is ripe and wealthy with darkish, stewed fruits and a layer of baking spice, although it’s stored in verify by notes of leathery horse saddle and a average quantity of oak. Issues get fairly peppery because the whiskey develops within the glass, although the spiciness enhances the extraordinary, brooding fruitiness surprisingly nicely.
The palate feels sweeter than the nostril would point out, a lot of cherry and orange peel giving the whiskey an Previous Common character, full with ample notes of chocolate — a basic a part of the Larceny expertise. Loads of baking spice and toasted oak linger all through — with rising blackberry notes late within the recreation, after vital time in glass. The end comes throughout as a bit dusty and barely oxidized, nevertheless, giving the expertise a little bit of austerity and gravitas. Fortuitously, that works fairly nicely with every thing that’s come earlier than.
There’s tons happening right here, however on the entire that is an accessible and versatile whiskey that’s enjoyable to delve into for an prolonged consuming session. Once more, it’s one of many higher Larceny Barrel Proof releases thus far.