We started with a little ray of sunshine; a tropical smoothie packed with mango, pineapple, passion fruit and creamy coconut yoghurt, we might even have added a little ginger and turmeric. Smooth, thick and rich on the palate neat like an Italian custard dessert called Zabaglione made with egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, grated lemon peel and Marsala wine, served with whipped cream and a biscotti. Water added a walnut whip, black currant coulis, caramel popcorn and clotted cream fudge on the nose. The taste was a sip of banana daquiri: light rum, lime juice, banana liqueur and sugar syrup all in a chilled cocktail glass.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 14 years Date distilled: February 2007 Alcohol: 59.9% USA allocation: 126 bottles