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Overall rating
88.71/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB118999
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
01.11.1989
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
168
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
15 Oct 2018 2:40 pm by Mag Stillicious
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 321.71

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Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1989 ElD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    [Festival note, take with a grain of salt] Though this is expensive and coming from a not *that* renowned distillery (though it's true there have been some brillant Imperials in the past), it's impossible to deny the quality here. The palate especially, with its kind of "compote-y Clynelish" profile, is pretty paradisiac, and its relatively low proof actually plays as an asset.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rather shy (first dram of the festival, often suffering from the first dram effect), but still it rapidly displays a large range of fruits eaux-de-vie, especially yellow fruits. Some refined maltiness and a touch of chlorine, which I often encountered in very fruity whiskies that begin to become old (in some BenRiachs for example). Thus high expectations for the rest.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Expectations met. Holy cow, this is delicious. A splendid demonstration of various fruits compotes with baked apples, apricots and flambeed bananas. The whole is sublimely refined with an evident buttery waxiness, almost Clynelishian in style, and other mineral and parafinny touches that make it refined, complex, incredibly classy and refreshing : you could quaff liters of this without noticing. Wowee !
    • Finish
      90 90
      Same vein, baked fruits with some light woody structure. Not too long, but decent given the proof.

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