We felt like filling our plate from the buffet at a garden party. Whilst some got smoked mackerelsalad with beetroot, sweet potato and horseradish seasoned with red wine vinaigrette, others enjoyed sweet cured marinated herring and new potato salad with sour cream. The main course was sweet and slightly ashy, barbequed succulent herbal sausages, Swedish meatballs, dry-cured smoked ham and summertime sweet pickles. With water, the vegetarian option, grilled glazed kebab skewers with courgette, aubergine, cherry tomatoes and pepper in a honey mustard oil dressing and in the finish, slightly burnt with a hint of ash, marshmallows.
Drinking tip: At a garden barbeque party
Colour: Apricot blush Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 19 years Date distilled: November 1995 Alcohol: 53.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles