After the really convincing Pepin III, I thought that the Emperor's Way is similar to some films: first top, second solala, third good.
But this is like Empire Strikes Back. Second part at the same level.
Great fruity notes, butterscotch, good alcohol, strong but not sprittig, smoke, orange, really very, very fine.
It's a shame that it costs a little more than the Pepin, but there's also 56.9% instead of 51.5% alcohol.
Otherwise everything is done correctly:
- limited special edition
- detailed package insert
- wooden box
- Attractive design
- Calculative age
- a very nice barrel type
Really great job. Some island distilleries could cut themselves two slices, even if these products were only available from 250+ euros.
Follow-up purchase: Questionable because I stocked up with 3 bottles and 1073 bottles are finally finite. If there is still something in May, I would consider it very well.