A warming welcoming aroma of a cup of tea, but one with a difference, greeted us. It was a combination of pine-smoked sweet mint, red berries, hibiscus and rooibos. This was accompanied, on the palate, by dark chocolate soufflé with smoked salt and a sweet mint and almond pesto. Water added a seafood shack on the harbour, but again slightly out of the ordinary as honey-roasted parsnips, brown sugar glazed carrots and Alsatian bacon and onion tart (tarte flambée) were being prepared. Relaxing, sweet, slightly smoky to taste – anyone for sponge cake with a miso glaze and smoked vanilla ice cream?
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 18 years Date distilled: September 1998 Alcohol: 56.0% USA allocation: 48 bottles