Imperial 1996 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill sherry hogshead
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/095
Added on
04 aug 2021 10:46 pm by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 334.81

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31 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Imperial 1996 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.24 points.

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Some might taste sulfur here, for me it has just the right dose of funk that makes it come alive and lifts it from the crowd.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful soft nougat, mocha and cherry cola and orange fanta on the nose, with nuts and toffee on the palate and some herbal candy and earthy smoke on the finish. Definitely feels like it must have been an oloroso cask, but who knows... just beautiful old school sherry notes with a dirty, fudgey and earthy edge.

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    We are true Imperial fans, but this bottle looses that Imperial character, as the sherry cask is a bit overpowering. It is a nice dram overall.
    Soft, yet sharp nose, fruit bowl, fresh fruit, Imperial characteristic still present in the back, dried dark fruits, dried flower bouquet. On the palate thick and syrupy, Christmas cake, dried fruits, orange peel with pepper, honey sweetness. Finish - roasted nuts, dried orange, not a lot of bitterness

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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