Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Old-school Speyside
Stated Age
21 years old
Re-Charred Hogshead
Number of bottles
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2017 12:38 pm by FernetBranco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 198.86

6 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 SMWS 65.5

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Heavy, golden whisky. Sweet-woody in the nose. Fruity and round. Light owl note ...
    Spicy and tangy on the palate. In the end quite dry ... almost bitter (hops?). My first Imperial ... I'm pretty impressed!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good  Imperial.
    • Nose
      Fruity. All kinds of fruit, but also flowery. Complex sweetness. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Flavors of pear-juice, sherbet-straw, also notes of leather and canvas  found. Add some drops of water: it become more complex, cigar-smoke and leather tones, flowery as well. 
    • Finish
      It all comes together , and in perfect balance, lovely long aftertaste. No hurry, take your time with this one.

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Notes der Website: https://www.smws.com/old-school-speyside

    Ausgabepreis am 21.11.2017: 175 GBP

    "The nose is classic old-school Speyside – ripe mango, apples, pears, pineapple and flowers with custard Danish and syrup sponge sweetness – but fresh too – paint, Imperial Leather soap and crystallized ginger. The palate combines intense flavours of juicy pear and sherbet straws; then canvas, leather and oak tingle the after-taste. With water, the nose finds someone in a leather Chesterfield, smoking a cigar in a luxurious hotel suite, vases of flowers all around. The reduced palate has just enough sweetness to balance the mouth-drying leather and wood. A contemplative dram that deserves time and may go well with a cigar. "


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