Review: Rock Town 3 Years Old 2012 – B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun

Category: Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey

Origin: Rock Town Distillery

Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun

ABV: 55.3%

Cost: £59.00 from SMWS [sold out]

Score: 82/100

Scotch Malt Whisky Society

What they say:

B3.2 Ooey-gooey cinnamon bun

Cask No. B3.2

Warm, sweet and spicy aromas on the nose neat, just like an ooey-gooey sticky cinnamon bun with cardamom and coriander straight out of the oven. This was followed by aromas of thick vanilla custard and a Dark ‘n’ Stormy highball cocktail with black rum and ginger beer. The taste was full-on; cinnamon sticks dipped in molasses and a giant boozy Jaffa cake. Diluted, the aromas turned into lemon and honey wax candles, perfumed wood as well as herbal essences whilst an easier approach on the palate; banana bread with rum soaked sultanas and a freshly brewed lemon balm and mint tea.

Drinking Tip: Playing pool listening to Black Oak Arkansas

This bottling will be for sale from 9am Friday 13th November by telephone only and limited to one bottle per member.

Please call the Sales Team on 0131 555 2929 to buy.

Date Distilled: 20 February 2012 Colour: Volcanic embers Age: 3 years Flavour : Spicy & sweet Cask Type: New Charred Oak Whisky Region: Arkansas Outturn: 204 bottles

SMWS B3.2 Ooey-gooey Cinnamon Buns

What I say:

Sampled at the SMWS Big November Outturn preview tasting on 10th November 2015

Colour:

Dark amber gold (12/20) thick and slow, oily tears

Nose:

Sweet maple syrup. candy floss/cotton candy, vanilla, cinnamon buns, caramel and toffee, woody oak and hints of darker fruits, raisin or plum.

Taste:

On the palate I found this quite spirit but also rich with a lot of wood infused spice and sweetness, molasses, treacle, gingerbread, over-chewed bubblegum, cinnamon and nutmeg, needed water to tame it a little and bring out softer notes of maple wood, vanilla and marshmallow – little of the fruit on the nose appeared in the palate sadly.

Finish:

Medium, spiced sweetness, cinnamon and a touch of candied peel

Overall:

Another great Rock Town Bourbon, amazing how much character these generate in their 3 short years in their virgin oak casks! I think I preferred the nose the most on this one! Those lucky enough to purchase it effectively snagged themselves 2 bottles in 1 however as I would water this down a long, long way for everyday drinking.

Don’t take my word for it:

Read Toms thoughts on B3.2 at Tom’s Whisky Reviews