Imperial 1995 S&S

Overall rating
87.83/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB155008
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Single & Single (S&S)
Vintage
1995
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Number of bottles
204
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 apr 2020 3:10 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 214.93

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Whisky reviews for Imperial 1995 S&S

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.83 points.

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting to try a single malt from Imperial, but it wasn't as interesting as I hoped. Decent balance, but heavy on bitter notes and lacking the fun stuff.

    Review: https://youtu.be/eA4a7ad4z-4
    • Nose
      87 87
      First off, there are some Rosebank-ey notes, which is a good thing. Honeysuckle, light marzipan, also overripe red apple, slight brown apple pulp, sawdust, freshly chopped almonds, a little bit of dried herbs, toffee, light note of chocolate milk.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Good alcohol lever, warm and peppery, at the onset a little bit crude, lots of raw oak, freshly cut grass bitterness, but there's also a creamier texture to it. A bit of toffe, but not so much sweetness. Second chew is better with more sweetness, cane sugar, hints of marzipan, a bit of marshmallows, some more toffee, a bit of fresh ginger, an inkling of something smoky or tobacco in the background. Oak coming up to the front again. Third chew is fuller and warmer, with more pepper and bite, also a light note of steamed carrots, cooked vegetables, and a tiny note of rubber. Some fresh mint, and again the ginger. Sweetness is decent, and bitterness has gone down. Light smoky warm flavor has set in. Good balance, but not very big or interesting on the palate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very, very light smoke with a bit of ginger, toffee, oaky bitterness, vanilla, banana peel, probably will get some grape skins a bit later. But the warmth fades out nicely and the finish isn't that bad.

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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