Barrel-Proof Bourbon: Discover Larceny Barrel Proof B524 Flavors

Barrel-Proof Bourbon: Discover Larceny Barrel Proof B524 Flavors
Explore the unique flavors of Larceny Barrel Proof B524, a barrel-proof bourbon in the Goldilocks zone for high-proof whiskey, with notes of fresh orange.

Discover the Bold Flavors of Barrel-Proof Bourbon

Are you ready to embark on a flavorful journey with a barrel-proof bourbon? The limited-edition Larceny Barrel Proof B524 is here to tantalize your taste buds. This bourbon sits comfortably in the Goldilocks zone for high-proof whiskey—just the right amount of heat to keep things exciting without being overpowering.

What Makes Larceny Barrel Proof B524 Special?

Larceny Bourbon is a beloved choice among Men’s Journal editors, and for good reason. Produced by Heaven Hill, this bourbon is a wheated bourbon, meaning distillers use wheat instead of rye as the secondary flavoring grain after corn. With a mashbill of 68 percent corn, 20 percent wheat, and 12 percent malted barley, it’s twice as wheaty as other comparable bourbons. This results in a delightful burst of sweetness on the palate, rather than the spicy notes rye typically imparts.

The Unique Appeal of Barrel-Proof Bourbon

In 2020, Heaven Hill decided to introduce a barrel-proof version of their Larceny Bourbon, much to the delight of bourbon enthusiasts. Barrel-proof bourbon is whiskey that hasn’t been diluted before bottling, unlike most whiskeys cut down to a minimum of 80 proof. Sometimes filtered to remove any charred bits from the cask, barrel-proof whiskey can also be completely uncut and unfiltered. Legally, its proof can vary by up to two degrees from what it was when dumped, making it as close to sipping straight from the barrel as you can get.

Discovering Each Release

Larceny Barrel Proof is released in three batches annually, with proof varying per release. Generally, the bourbon ages between six and eight years, and the proof tends to fall in the mid-120s – the perfect balance of heat and smoothness for high-ABV bourbon lovers. The latest expression, Larceny Barrel Proof B524, released just last month, continues this tradition.

Flavor Profile of Larceny Barrel Proof B524

This latest batch is labeled B524 to indicate it’s the second batch of the year, released in May of 2024, and clocks in at 125.4 proof. It’s an intriguing bourbon with strong, unusual notes of fresh orange on the nose. This citrus burst is followed by milk chocolate, dusty oak, sweet hay, espresso, hot honey, and lavender on the palate. The defining orange note adds an unexpected but very tasty hit of freshness, setting this batch apart from the rest. Add a bit of water or a large ice cube to further open up the palate.

Where to Find Larceny Barrel Proof B524

Larceny Barrel Proof B524 is now available for $65. However, always check which release you’re buying to ensure you’re getting the latest one. Here’s a quick look at the previous releases:

Batch Release Date Proof
B123 January 2023 120.2
B224 May 2023 124.8
B324 September 2023 126.0

Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the world of barrel-proof bourbon, Larceny Barrel Proof B524 offers a unique and enriching tasting experience. Happy sipping!

Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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