With help from the spirits and cocktail historian David Wondrich, Plantation Distillery tried to revive this forgotten nectar.
They relied on several ancient recipes, and added a few traditional techniques from their own bag of tricks. The 1824 English Journal of Patent and Inventions and the 1844 Journal of Agricultural Socity were their main sources of inspiration--along, of course, with Mr. Dickens.
They infused ripe Queen Victoria pineapples in rich, aged Plantation Original Dark Rum for 3 months. Meanwhile, they macerated, also in rum, the bare rind of the fruit (where the pineapple's essential oil chiefly resides) and then distilled it, creating a bright pineapple essence to blend with the lushness of the infused Plantation rum.
A cask strength sherried scotch that delivers on the nice toffee and chocolate notes that we expect from a sherried cask but also it's surprisingly smooth and elegant for its high ABV. A really special dram for those who love sherried whisky.