SMWS B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun

SMWS B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun

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B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun, 3 YO, 55,3 %

SMWS B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bunI find it very interesting that the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is branching out and adding not only Japanese whisky, grain and cider, but also bourbon. The B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun is a three year old bourbon from Rock Town Distillery in Arkansas, USA. It was distilled on 2012-02-20, matured in a virgin American oak barrel (of course!) and the total outturn was 204 bottles.

This whisky was released on November 13, 2015, and sold at GBP 59. I would definitely have picked up a bottle then, if I had had the chance.

Here are the tasting notes from the label on the bottle:

Warm, sweet and spicy aromas followed by a Dark 'n' Stormy. Full-on taste; cinnamon sticks dipped in molasses and a boozy Jaffa cake. Diluted, aromatherapy using perfumed wood and herbal essences and on the palate, rum soaked sultanas in banana bread.

Nose (21/25): Rich, sweet and almost sticky on the nose. There is all sorts of warm, sweet and sticky stuff here - and it is very nice. The only drawback is that there is some alcohol bite here, and the perfume touch is a bit heavy. Given some time in the glass it does settle down, and the massive and sticky sweetness subsides. I now find more vanilla notes, banana and mango.

Taste (22/25): Rich, warm and 'grainy'. I guess that will require an explanation - it feels as if I am drinking a whisky where there's grains of ground up cinnamon sticks! Very cool, but also a little bit weird. Pepper, chilli, maple syrup and rich caramel sauce.

Finish (21/25): Medium to long finish. The taste sort of gets more and more concentrated, and the sweetness becomes a bit lighter. The cinnamon is there al the way. Ginger bread, Christmas day, presents, warm fireplace. Let's all run out and play in the snow! Wheee! ...eh...hmm...well, I actually hate winter, but this dram makes me forget all about that.

Balance (22/25): I am still picking bits of cinnamon sticks between my teeth! I love it!

Score (86/100)

Sláinte! - Thomas

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