My parents received the second portion of their Christmas present (from 2010) yesterday evening - the second batch of olive oil from their adopted olive tree
The first batch (after being put on a ship, and travelling allllll the way from Italy) arrived on my parents doorstep in March, and because they were generous enough to share, I got to test the olive oil out first hand.
Now I'm going to preface what I'm about say with:
I don't have the most delicate palate in the world. To be honest, I can't tell the difference between Diet Coke, and Pepsi.
So being able to decipher particular flavour notes in a dollop of olive oil is almost a superhero feat.
I HAVE NEVER TASTED OLIVE OIL THAT I HAVE WANTED TO GUZZLE IN LARGE QUANTITIES BEFORE.
If you're looking for a truly unique gift for that person who has everything (HI DAD!), I would 100% recommend having this in your back pocket.