Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Works (TWWo)
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
20 years old
Cognac Barriques from the Bourgoin Estate
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Oct 2021 11:12 am

Average value

€ 172.00

4 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside 20-year-old TWWo

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a secret Imperial distillery.

    This is very good. Beautiful multilayered nose, fruity, fresh, herbal and floral. A palate that delivers, spicy but not too much, rich, with the Cognac finish providing notes of grapes. Did that change the Imperial whisky characteristics much? I honestly don’t know, this was my first Imperial ever. But most importantly, is it good? Oh yes it is, very. Worth £150? Not sure. But the £115 on offer? Yes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is fruity with fresh banana, melon and lemon juice. Mint tea aromas give out a fresh bitterness, completed by the very sweet smell of toothpaste for kids and the herbal fragrance of eucalyptus. Floral notes of white roses and jasmine.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Spicy, fruity, floral, it makes me think of an edible and peppery flower called “capucine” in France, or nasturtium in Shakespeare’s wordification. Cough syrup, ginger, mint again (almost peppermint), wood, caramel concentrate, with a buttery mouthfeel. I don’t drink Cognac often, but I do retrieve some grape flavours making me think of this double-distilled grape must eau-de-vie that is Cognac.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A medium long finish on lemon, peppermint, with a slight sawdust dryness.

  2. Winfield did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is an independent bottling from the now silent Imperial distillery.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. man2392 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I think the only other cognac cask I've tried is Glenlivet Captains Reserve. It's a nice whisky but I'm unsure what the finish really adds.


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