The bbq was in full swing, crackling as we added heather, lavender and sweet applewood to the charcoals, the smoke from which danced across the wet sands of the beach. The mussels in creamy white wine sauce and lobster bisque had already been served and we were just searing juicy scallops and king prawns with sweet chilli sauce. Pouring another glass of vintage German Riesling we prepared the smoked duck and ribs with sticky glaze to go with a fennel and cream sauce and pea and ham soup. After 20 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead this was transferred into a 2nd fill French oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Drinking tip: To go with seafood in a cream sauce.
Colour: Sunset on Loch Indaal Cask: Second-fill French oak hogshead Age: 20 years Date distilled: March 1996 Alcohol: 54.2% USA allocation: 18 bottles