A salty, sweet and warm sea breeze wafted through a dunnage warehouse which had been transported from Sutherland in the Highlands to the Scotland district in the parish of St. Andrews in Barbados. On the palate neat, thick and deliciously creamy like grass-fed Jersey cows’ milk before we were foraging gorse to make a cup of tea sweetened with honey. Add a drop of water and the scent of gorse was joined by the Pride of Barbados with its fragrant orange-yellow flowers which were attracting hummingbirds. The taste is sublime, smooth and sweet – happy hour under the Caribbean starlit night with steel band music gentle playing in the background.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: February 2004 Alcohol: 54.5% USA allocation: 108 bottles