The Panel found themselves sat on a beach quaffing cachaca and lime juice, slathered in coconut sun cream and eating some bananas flambeed in old demerara rum. A heady mix of lime and brine with rose petals and fresh pineapple juice. Reduction brought milk bottle sweets, malted milk ice cream, white chocolate, pecan pie and banana milkshake with custard doughnuts. The palate was initially full of rum baba, spiced honey, cinnamon swirls, peach syrup and syrupy bourbon cocktails. Water brought buttered scones, lime curd, lychee, salted caramel and rum and raisin ice cream. Matured in a bourbon barrel for 18 years before being transferred to a refill Trinidad rum barrel.
Cask: Refill Trinidad rum barrel Age: 20 years Date distilled: July 2000 Alcohol: 62.1% USA allocation: 120 bottles