Imperial 28-year-old ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
28 years old
А Marriage of Casks (5 ex-bourbon barrels)
Number of bottles
40.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
20-6109 057
Added on
12 may 2020 9:05 pm by DerSchreckliche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 405.60

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85 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Imperial 28-year-old ElD

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.23 points.

  1. Simon Stood did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


  2. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An interesting whisky that lacked the character to be called exceptional.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense, full of thick tones of stale leaves, apples that were cut to dry, but they have not yet completed this process and retained moisture, apple jam.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, with apples, which has a hard, slightly bitter rind, with a pear, slightly watery.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet, fruity, pollen, medium duration.

  3. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another lovely Imperial.

    A little weak, but the distillery character is there in spades. Honeydew, waxy, a little minty. I love me some Imperial. Not sure this one is a must buy, but it’s certainly solid. Really enjoyed my sample.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    23 22 22 22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. whiskyclick scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This whisky has such an amazing nose! 10/10. But that's it. The rest is the water, oak and sweetness.

  7. JohnnyTheSmoker scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Incredibly good whisky which has been matured in bourbon barrels. Immediately with the first sniff, a mushy, sweet pear spreads in the nose, accompanied by a creamy vanilla pudding and finally some grilled pineapple with cinnamon! The low alcohol strength is hard to believe, you might think it would be 43% plus!

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant lollipop, fruit-sweet-herbal imperial. 22.5-22-22.5-22

  9. DistiLesha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very high quality work of the master creator, quite smooth. The scent has a rather strong signature that only Imperial has.
    • Nose
      grain tones are dusty (malt that got on the road, into dust)
      wood wet in the rain outside
      linseed oil
      dusty office
      tropical fruits, with foreground pineapple
    • Taste
      quite delicate, but with slight nuances of rough tingling with alcohols
      fruit lollipops
    • Finish
      elegant, mature, aristocratic bitterness
      corrosive woodiness

  10. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Despite the strength of only 40.8%, this whisky is quite dense.

  11. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Only Blender's Glass !!! Bright and fresh! Surprisingly, at just 40.8%, the hammer is so strong and multi-layered. I would define 46-48% blindly ... Great job!
    Refined nose ... In the scent of perfumery, herb, green apples, vanilla, sweet fruit candies, and at the same time buttery and wax ... very edible ... 23
    The taste is completely in agreement with the aroma: mint and fruit candies, butter cream, vanilla sugar, a roll with nuts ... 23
    The aftertaste is quite long, very pleasant, warm, edible ... 22
    Balance 22
    Total: 90


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