The two most outrageous comments nosing this one neat were, burning an old tweed jacket and how about the camel’s breath that is locked in a hay barn. There was certainly smoke, and we finally agreed on roasted grapefruit margaritas with smoked sea salt. On the palate smoked dark cherries soaked for months in Navy style rum and then baked in a Caribbean black cake. With the addition of water, we experienced a Caroni swamp tour watching the scarlet ibis, the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago, as one in the party handed round a hipflask with smoky Kummel (caraway and cumin, maybe also some fenugreek) liqueur.
Cask: Refill re-charred hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: November 2010 Alcohol: 56.9% USA allocation: 84 bottles