The wedding took place at her parents' country home with a relaxed, traditional English vibe. There were a few tents in the garden and plenty of bunting and tea lights in the trees.
One of the tents had been designated the 'chill out tent' - and was due to be stocked with a bucket of 'posh booze' for the sophisticated thinking drinker. We were invited to provide a drink to fit the bill.
The groom was a fan of peaty whisky and the bride, well, she was just interested in the tequila. Either way, we thought this was a perfect time to use some peated new-make spirit from the English Whisky Company in Norfolk.
Like the couple, it was a little rough around the edges (it was only about a year old). But we took some of 2007's Chapter 4 release and barrel-aged it at home for a further seven months.
When it emerged, it was (also like the couple) smooth and fruity, with a hint of orange zest. We served it (straight from the on-brand barrel) with a boozy peach syrup mix which also mixed nicely with the tequila (and went down a little too easily with those who mistook it for a soft drink).