Imperial 1997 ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
21 years old
Calculated age
21 years old
Number of bottles
50.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2018 7:49 am by Glen Positive
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 192.61

16 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Imperial 1997 ElD

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.43 points.

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sadly demolished in 2013 to make way for the Dalmunach distillery, Imperial didn’t actually make any whisky after 1998. However, there are still some cracking Imperial vintages from the early-mid 1990’s coming from the independents.

    N: One with a sweet-ish spot.
    T: With a decent sweet, lemon-y, jammy journey, age & youth are candidly revealed.
    F: A malty, sour-sweet finish. 
    C: A good one for sure. This proved very popular, as did the 22yo that followed.

    Scores a B

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Waxy, with a juicy and fresh fruity heart. Is caressing. Fruit from the orchard. Malt rises with complex vegetable notes.
    • Taste
      Fruity with citrus accents. Various spices. Some notes of honey.
    • Finish
      The fruity takes an exotic turn, but this final also gives dry herbs.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1880

  5. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    elixir, for a closed distillery
    • Nose
      spices, dried herbs, varied, malt well present
      a subtle floral side to the nostrils
    • Taste
      herbs in shambles, a little wet, others dry, with dust, rather diffuse fruits, on the apple and pear, but cooked, vanilla also put in the pan,
      a slightly caramelized side, and sweet spices, return of the hay freshly cut in the morning with its dew
    • Finish
      subtle, demands that one asks oneself, the aeration must do him even more good in rested moment.


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