Colour: Stolen gold
Flavour: Deep, rich & dried fruits
Our band of merry men were on a pirate ship navigating towards Trinidad. A heavy mahogany table laden with treacle toffee sponge, molasses, rum and raisin ice cream, baked plum and hoisin sauce with flagons of Madeira wine to wash it down. A swashbuckling bite of chilli and white pepper, then a spice jar of cassia and nutmeg. Sticky thick honey and warm spiced fruit compote emerged. A dose of water brought out sherry fudge, plump dates, tamarind and nuts. Barbarossa reclined on warm salty decking with spiced rum, a leather tobacco pouch while shouting ‘Walk the plank!’
Drinking tip: For courage.