B4.11 - Like A Grown-Up In A Candy Store

4 years old, distilled 11th October 2018, 61.1% abv, #3 char new oak barrel, 187 bottles, dram price D

SMWS B4.11 - Like a Grown-Up in a Candy StoreThe nose has foam banana sweets and cola bottle chews. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has fruit chew sweets, vanilla and touches of charred oak. The finish has cola bottle chews, cherry cough sweets, vanilla and charred oak.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains more cherry. The body gains more cherry and some hints of toffee. The finish gains more cherry.

Our bourbons go from strength to strength, with this one being a sweetshop in booze.

One for summer afternoons.

Technical score: 4.5/5
Personal preference: I’d like a bottle.

This whiskey was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process.