Larceny Special Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey

 

At a cost of $20, Larceny is a solid value selection.

This is a much bigger whiskey than the 92 proof would lead you to expect.

Neat, the dark copper dram immediately hits the palate with a hot smokey oak taste that reminds me of Scotch before quickly yielding to chewy waves of caramel, vanilla and cherry flavors.

The addition of a few drops of water muted the smoked wood flavors while adding sweet toffee favors to the glass, but I must admit I preferred it without water.

This rugged Bourbon should be paired with a full flavor cigar, like the La Gloria Cubana Serie R #7 Maduro, or used in cocktails.