Puffs of smoke from charred wood joined the viscous aromas of oil lamps as driftwood crackled beneath oysters and razor clams. Burnt banana and toffee combined into elements of cough syrup as the flavours evolved through tobacco, ash and molasses. Water brought about juicy lobster claws and honey roast pork belly served with tarragon and sweet potatoes fried in butter. Barbequed prawns emerged from their shells whilst roasted chestnuts arrived with praline and a touch of salt. On the finish notes of liquorice joined digestive biscuits and seaweed as lost barrels floated out to sea.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 17 years Date distilled: May 2002 Alcohol: 54.9% USA allocation: 66 bottles