We mixed a tropical cordial with pineapple, passion fruit and kiwi, as well as zesty lime juice but before we had a sip, we made ourselves a spiced caramel coffee latte. Nothing could prepare us for the taste, “fizzes with fury” was one comment, however with a lovely texture of a strawberry chilly chilli sorbet. Back to the nose this time with the addition of water, an earthy floral aroma after the rain, be it heather and gorse or more exotic like a tropical garden. Still, plenty of zingy booze but now in a rum punch made with freshly squeezed oranges, lime and grenadine juice, Angostura bitter and grated nutmeg.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: September 2010 Alcohol: 63.9% USA allocation: 66 bottles