The aroma reminded one panellist initially of standing in front of the whole class writing a mathematical equation with chalk on a blackboard (the good old days!), while most of us got a basket of fruit full of lychees, mandarins as well as strawberries and pineapple junks. Oozing with sweetness and tropical goodness on the palate neat but be aware, at the same time a fiery gingery heat. Nothing a drop of water cannot solve as the scent of fresh oak, vanilla biscuits and candy floss was followed by the very moreish taste of Scotch pancakes served with mixed berries and custard.
Cask: Second-fill barrel Age: 9 years Date distilled: March 2011 Alcohol: 62.5% USA allocation: 90 bottles