The hot air was filled with spicy sandalwood aromas from the sawdust on the floor and the sun-bleached fencing around the rodeo stadium on which perched new leather saddles waiting their turn. A delicious smell wafted from the stand selling vanilla ice cream, marzipan and banoffee pie with oodles of caramel sauce, toffee and custard. Beside the homemade spiced plum chutney stall we were surprised to find mulled wine mingling with oak casks containing Rye whisky and vanilla and coconut infused Bourbon, which after adding a few drops of water became even sweeter and more spicy.
Drinking tip: Before heading out on the high plains
Colour: Uncompromising gold Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 31 years Date distilled: May 1984 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 60 bottles