The initial flavours are luscious and oily, with a rich and slippery texture that lingers on with amazing viscosity. The finish is almost bitter sweet with a crisp drying acidity that cleanses the palate. Ideal as an after dinner drink, cocktail or mixer. It also has great potential for the creative cook. Island Sting is a part of that culture through the Ligurian Bee which is the only pure strain of bee in the world. Introduced from Italy in 1994 the bee has not crossed to the mainland or crossed with other breeds. This is a fermented product, flavoured with a mix of natural herbs, spices and tree barks found on the island. A richness and warmth of flavour which has been enhanced by the unique complexity of herbs and spices.