The nose neat had an immediate effect on all of us – our thoughts slowed down; our minds became calm and quiet as we relaxed more and more. We imagined sitting on the beach with a bonfire made out of driftwood listening to the smooth sound of a single romantic Spanish guitar. The sun dipped below the horizon as we sipped a ‘smoky Libertine cocktail’ (lemon and orange juice, maple syrup, orange marmalade and fresh rosemary). With a drop of water as the night drew in, a gentle sea breeze ruffling the beach grass and the full moon reflected over the sea, we enjoyed a sweet and creamy cigar.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 20 years Date distilled: May 1998 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 48 bottles