Imperial 1996 TWEx

Overall rating
89.78/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB218788
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2022
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
1053, 1189
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Show 2022
Added on
06 oct 2022 2:26 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 418.12

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Whisky reviews for Imperial 1996 TWEx

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.78 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As elegant as the nose was, I didn’t expect such a relatively muscular palate, which was a pleasant surprise.
    • Nose
      Bright orange-y notes to start things off, followed by mineral touches, grape must and soft whiffs of stone fruits. Just a hint of beeswax, burlap and soft herbs too. Very elegant.
    • Taste
      A little more oomph than the nose suggests, which is good. Creamy, almost waxy with a warming pepper-y arrival highlighted by vanilla custard, baked apples and honey, but also cotton candy. Maybe even a hint of grapefruit.
    • Finish
      A hint of bitter oak, stone fruits and lingering honey. Medium.

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  3. galg33 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Yesss… this is a nice one – starting with loads of ripe fruit – peaches, mango and a herbal edge as well, quite grassy afterwards. As the fruit and grassy notes subside we’re in for a tream if you’re a polished oak fan (and you know that I am). Lots of that polished oak you get with older whisky maturing in good casks, old bookshelves and waxy notes, with some spices and a touch of honey and creme Catalan.

    Palate: More of the tropical fruit with ripe mangos, apricots on top of vanilla Ice cream. Just as in the nose, there’s a nice continuation with herbal and grassy notes, some lemon rind, honey and more vanilla custard underneath, polished oak and a hint of licorice completes this complex and highly enjoyable palate.

    Finish: Medium long with aprictos, chocolate and some herbal notes to finish with.

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