A labyrinth of flavour that twisted and turned its way through corridors lavishly garnished with spicy flowers, sweet mushrooms and punnets of strawberries still dusted with fresh earth. Turning a corner we discovered sweet roasted chestnuts, walnuts and sliced melon wrapped with parma ham. A doorway lead us to dry spices with cinnamon, nutmeg and garam masala all neatly organised in tiny tuppaware boxes. “Was this the right way?” we asked as we passed by old cardboard shoeboxes filled with glossy magazines. One more turn and we reached the rich and fruity labyrinth’s centre with sweet wild herbs in a lush forest.
Drinking tip: For when seeking an adventure in a glass.
Colour: Polished peach Cask: Second-fill Madeira hogshead Age: 9 years Date distilled: May 2007 Alcohol: 57.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles