Last July we did a barrel pick on Larceny for Oak Liquor Cabinet here in Austin. In the fall Glazers, a distributor, moved into a new warehouse and all sorts of bottles went MIA. A couple weeks ago these bottles finally landed!
When we did the pick we had 4 samples to choose from and we wanted to pick something accessible with broad appeal. The first sample was surprisingly spicy especially for a wheated bourbon, the 3rd tasted very similar to regular Larceny, the 4th had a unique musty leather note that one picker fell in love with but wasn’t the profile we were targeting. We ended up picking the second sample which is described below.
Age: 6 years (almost 7)
Abv: 92 proof
Barrel: Rickhouse E Floor 2 Barreled on 3/16/2012
Nose: Sweet and simple with butterscotch and grain notes
Taste: More butterscotch, cream and wheat notes. Decent mouthfeel for the proof.
Finish: Medium to short with a touch of sweetness and a bit of wheat grain.
Overall I am enjoying this as a casual sipper. The sweet and grain notes are simple and pleasant. This is much more a bourbon to sip on during a movie or something and less of something to sit down a really look around for complexity.
On a side note I was an idiot and held onto the little sample bottle to see how it compared to the bottled product. But it was a 1/3 full plastic bottle so when I opened it back up last week it tasted like plastic and regret.
TL;DR: Sweet, grain, easy drinking
No score: I was one of the main people involved in the pick