We enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch – cold meal of bread, cheese and onions accompanied by pickles. The cheese was smoky redwood cheddar and was served with a sweet chilli jam. On the palate we stayed with that theme but now a burned bacon Gruyere sandwich using French bread, spring onions, Dijon mustard, Gruyere cheese and smoky streaky rashers of bacon. With water our culinary voyage continued to India with pakora dipping sauce and tandoori spices while on the palate even further East with seared tuna in a soy and wasabi glaze. This was big, bursting with flavours, at the same time a little grubby, but certainly packs a punch!
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: April 2012 Alcohol: 57.0% USA allocation: 90 bottles