Someone had the fitting image of baking a pizza in a wood fired outdoor oven on a sunny terrace in Italy. Lip-smackingly sweet with an extra kick of spice – we all had a slice of extra crunchy barbecued Hawaiian topped with tangy barbecue sauce, gooey mozzarella, fresh pineapple chunks, pickled jalapenos, bacon and red onions. When we added water it was tea time with flapjacks, chocolate biscuits and coconut macaroons. On the taste however it was a Bavarian breakfast – white sausages with sweet mustard, a warm pretzel and a cold wheat beer.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: September 2010 Alcohol: 66.2% USA allocation: 48 bottles