Imagine a walk through the woods (or nature reserve, if you happen to be in Singapore). It’s early evening, and the air is pleasurably cool on your bare skin after a gentle shower.
You let your senses take over your conscious mind.
Surrounding you are trees, so tall you have to crane your neck to spy the topmost boughs. Their leaves are a glimmering green on the branches, and a ruddy brown on the forest floor. Your eyes find their humble cousins- the shrubs and bushes-sitting on the brown earth. They are sparse with foliage, but their enormous, juicy, black berries seem to leap off the stems, begging to be devoured.
You close your eyes, now, and let your nose wander. As your consciousness expands, you catch the scent of rain and wet grass, and also the deep earthiness of the soil. You smell herbs, fruit, and even- maybe – the sweetness of summer flowers.
You enjoy solitude, but not loneliness. Nature and you are one, for just a moment.
Now imagine there’s a drink that captures that scene.