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Larceny Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Batch B520), 61.1%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Larceny's barrel proof expression, released in three batches annually (January, May, and September) is a treat worth waiting for. A fragrant herbal nose offers notes of fennel, dark chocolate, peppermint, and light coconut. The palate is notably smooth, with flavors of chocolate, cooked dark fruit, black pepper, and generous spice, all underpinned by balanced oak. Water smooths it out even more, bringing out candied orange, pepper spice, and bitter chocolate.