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Imperial 1996 ElD

Overall rating
89.48/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB136963
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
16.01.1996
Bottled
03.04.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
18
Number of bottles
129
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Market
be Belgium
Added on
14 Aug 2019 2:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206.63

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34 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1996 ElD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.48 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    vanilla, fresh, fruity on candied pineapple juice, cereal and grassy at the same time, velvety with honey and pastry spices.
    mouth:
    velvety again, then a little slightly bitter cooked almond hiding the spices, the fruits arrive, candied on pear, peach, woody too,
    fragrant garrigue honey, a little herbs '' peated '' slightly for a feeling of softness and harshness on the wood, a little waxy.
    Return of intense cooked vanilla with fruit syrup.
    final:
    toasted cereals, intense vanilla, well buttered caramel and candied orange, long.
    (9.4)

  2. jazza scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Remarkably smoky for an Imperial.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beeswax, peach, pear, smoke, vanilla sugar, pastry and orange.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Beeswax, leather, smoke, caramel, tobacco, apricot, vanilla sugar, almond and anise.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pear, honey, caramel, smoke, sugared almond, orange and vanilla pudding.

  4. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Very sweet and fruity, vanilla, overripe pineapple, canned peaches, pear, galia melon, honey, a sweet cookie note, hay, a bit herbal with woodspices like nutmeg and ginger.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, sweet and juicy, vanilla, tropical fruits, pineapple, peach, mango and some bitter citrus. A mildly drying note at the back.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length: even more vanilla, custard, a juicy fruitiness, slightly drying.

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Surprising and delicate (dominant watermelon on the nose)!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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