Imperial 21-year-old ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
21 years old
47.5 % Vol.
700 ml
A Marriage of Casks
Added on
23 Jun 2020 9:18 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 235.98

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Whisky Reviews for Imperial 21-year-old ElD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One gets the impression that there is a good reason why the barrels were married here. Not a bad malt, but the price-performance ratio doesn't really suit my taste. The point that Imperial was still considered an insider tip among the Lost Distilleries has unfortunately been exceeded. As a collector's item in nice packaging, it is certainly an ornament. But if you just want to enjoy delicious Imperial, you are better served with the simple Van Wees bottlings from the late 1990s, which a few months ago were still in shops for around EUR 100.

  2. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I had a sample of Whisky Jason and the feeling he gave me a Willie;)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Pear, pear, pear, a light herbal note and seaweed
    • Taste
      82 82
      Honey and again pear, pear, pear
    • Finish
      82 82
      Pear ..... a Willie in disguise

  4. Likudi scored this whisky 79 points Moderator

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. michels_kevin scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Comes very mildly on the tongue. Nice light sweetness of red fruits. Not too hard. Later slight heat.
    But everything in nice interplay.

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A relatively light color for its age.
    Thin, almost oily streaks on the glass.

    First young wood.
    Fine, slightly sweet wood.
    I don't actually smell much more.

    Very strong start.
    He has something.
    Spicy notes, liquorice, honey, bitter wood.

    Over time, it becomes more aromatic, milder, with a hint of vanilla, as I like it.
    A wonderful aroma.
    Something ordinary in the mouth.

    Quite well!

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Simple, pear-like, but somehow very, very tasty, I am absolutely not an Imperial fan, but it goes very much in my direction.
    • Nose
      Grasses, subtle pear, vanilla, macadamia, tick light malt, all in all rather reserved, lemongrass
    • Taste
      Cedarwood, apricot, honeydew melon, sweet pear, light malt, lots of vanilla, rock sugar, light honey, tick chamomile and tonka, pecans
    • Finish
      Tonka, malt, slightly dusty, grapes, medium length, pear

  8. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A really nice maturation, very typical Refill Bourbon. Tasty, but justifying the high price?
    Closed distillery is the only specialty here that explains the rather high price. For me no purchase at> 200 €
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lemon sweets, flowers, fresh and cooling notes, grassy, alcohol very well integrated
    • Taste
      87 87
      A decent start, the 21 years give a lot of spice, sweetness is clearly present, again sweets, a hint of vanilla, honey, a little nut at the back
    • Finish
      84 84
      Communication, flavor and sweetness keep the balance, not particularly intense for the age

  9. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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