Sea air breezed over the salt crusted decking of the lighthouse as we sat down for lunch. Our spread included parma ham with rye bread coated with fennel seeds and dollops of fruit pickle. Sweet things brought rum soaked strawberries, ginger marmalade and vanilla honey whilst to drink our selection contained apple and blackcurrant juice, kelp stout and fizzy cider. Butter on toasted malt loaf was creamy and chewy on the palate and was joined by salted liquorice with a hint of smoke. A touch of peppermint brought a peppery spice that progressed into herbal seas before a lively finish of homemade lemonade refreshed us.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 13 years Date distilled: March 2005 Alcohol: 61.9% USA allocation: 72 bottles