The gentle sweet fruitiness of mango, guava, melon and plums combined with the delicate aroma of elderflower and lime tree blossom cast a spell on us. The surprisingly fresh and zesty flavour of an Indian dip called lime and coconut dhal, with warm naan bread spread more magic. A drop of water and we smoked cigars as we took shelter from a sharp downpour under palm trees in a garden. Waxy and resinous on the palate; plenty of tropical hardwood spice met the sweetness of lavender honey, strawberries and cream as well as fresh pineapple and grapefruit in the finish.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 27 years Date distilled: July 1993 Alcohol: 53.5% USA allocation: 48 bottles