We’re BACK! We’re back now as Honest Booze Reviews, giving you honest, bullshit free, non-paid reviews of Beer, Spirits, and Wine. To kick things off let’s start with Larceny Bourbon. A fairly new kid to the block, which while not bad in terms of taste and smoothness – lacks a completeness to it. Yes while this may be a new site, we’ve not changed our policy of telling it like it is, view more for the full breakdown.
It’s good to be back doing what we do best, review booze with a iron fist. We had tried Larceny a few months back from this post, but trying it again all we find is a whiskey that’s not bad, just not god’s gift to mankind either. The smell is reeling as much as the price, and while it’s certainly not going to ruin your barstock – it’s not really stepping your booze game up a level.
Larceny comfortably fits into that category of Whiskey that is good, but that I will never buy again. There’s simply too many other things for the same (or a little more) that are better, or things that cost a little a more and are comparably good enough to negate buying Larceny
What They Say: “John E. Fitzgerald’s weakness was fine Bourbon and he faced temptation every day. As a treasury agent with the only set of keys to the rickhouses, taking from barrels was easy. But, he didn’t just take from any barrels, he took from the best barrels. Some say he was a thief. Others claim he was a man of great taste. This is the legend of Larceny. Unlock the smoothness and decide for yourself.
Taste: 4.0 – It’s got a nice clean whiskey taste here – nothing to offend, but not really anything to excite either. In truth this lacks a real initial taste which is bad for a whiskey
Aftertaste: 7.0 – It’s here where the real flavors and complexity of the whiskey hit you, and it’s certainly not an unpleasant thing. While other whiskies shoot you in the face this manages to silently stab you in the back of the neck
Burn/Smooth: 7.0 – You would think with the lower score above this would be average, but it’s fairly smooth here. You get a nice warmness, but in terms of real ‘burn’ it’s barely there
Aroma: 3.5 – It that scent of whiskey, and oddly enough the powerful scent of of rum – I know it’s not rum, but the alcohol that you smell, but god is not a pleasant aroma
Manliness: 7.0 – Admittedly they don’t lie to you, but you feel it goes on too long for something that really doesn’t affect them. The unique bottle and design though set them apart, and work to make a manly image,
w/ Rocks: 6.0 – This is one of a few whiskies where the addition of some ice/water does nothing to change it. Sure you get just a bit more of the aftertaste, but it’s otherwise unchanged.
Bourbon Old Fashoned: 6.5– Makes a decent Old-Fashioned, but you wish it had a little more power
Value: 4.0 – It’s good, but not that good. If this was a full 1o dollars cheaper I’d be singing it’s praises, but at the price point it’s at it feels less a bargain, and more a luxury.
Google Shop Average: $30
Metric Score: 35.04/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.0 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.75
Final Thoughts: A good whiskey, but not a great whiskey.