We found ourselves sitting on the grass in a glade of a pine forest enjoying dark chocolate-dipped cherries, caramelized pineapple with chocolate nougat ice cream and raspberry sauce. On the palate at first plenty of five spice and curry powder soon followed by banana French toast consisting of smoked bacon, chilli labneh and tamarind caramel. Water brought out more intense aromas of spice with a hint of herbs. Whilst on the taste now a dry woodiness to begin with; soon replaced by sweetness with the tangy aftertaste of chilli lime popcorn making it a comforting but at the same time slightly challenging experience.
Drinking tip: Watching your favourite series on TV.
Colour: Fools' gold Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 20 years Date distilled: April 1996 Alcohol: 60.8% USA allocation: 102 bottles