This sample certainly got our imaginations running wild. How about tempura soft-shell crab with a crunchy Asian slaw in a ginger-peanut dressing on the nose neat, while to taste; grilled peach and pineapple Melba sundae with a sugared raspberry sauce and sweet Java beef jerky - have I promised too much? A drop of water and we all calmed down with sweet fruity aromas of pureed bananas on buttered toast, poached peaches and black cherry cream soda. Silky and smooth like coconut cream with a clean and vibrant, slightly medicinal mid-palate as well as a fresh sweet menthol aftertaste made this a fascinating journey.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: July 2009 Alcohol: 58.1% USA allocation: 78 bottles