An air of extravagance exuded which we described as lemon tagliolini with taleggio, sprinkled with truffle shavings and followed by grilled honey balsamic-glazed fruits. The taste was very different, juicy and tropical like a bay breeze cocktail of pineapple and cranberry juices, white rum and a splash of grenadine. The addition of water emphasised that feeling of summer delight, with the scent of passion fruit parfait, orange sorbet and a dollop of tutti frutti ice cream. The very refined, creamy texture on the palate was like a vanilla almond coconut milkshake. Following 13 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a second fill sauternes barrique.