Imperial 1990 TWA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
21 years old
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 oct 2011 5:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 235.00

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Whisky reviews for Imperial 1990 TWA

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.56 points.

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A thick and juicy Imperial with buttery vanilla and spices from the oak. Not much evolution but very enjoyable
    • Nose
      Sweet with juicy butter pears, pineapple candy and plenty of vanilla powder. Crème anglaise, some white chocolate as well. Marzipan and roasted almonds. Apples with cinnamon. Quite thick.
    • Taste
      Big bodied with similar aromas. Sweet and slightly sticky fruits (orange marmalade, ripe pear) with pleasant spices (light pepper, cinnamon). Balanced oak. Generous dashes of honey. Apple pie.
    • Finish
      Medium long, still the same profile of fruit pie, honey and spices.

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  3. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Imperial 21 yo 1990/2011 (52.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 233 bottles)
    Colour: pale gold. Nose: we’re well in the style of the 1995 this time,
    with maybe just a little more café latte and caramel cream. Very, very
    nice notes of juicy ripe Williams pears and a lot of vanilla. With
    water: same. Maybe something a little more floral, roses… Mouth (neat):
    rich, mouth coating, more complex than the others, maybe thanks to the
    older age. Same kind of fruitiness (including papayas) but also more
    spices and herbs. Chives, dill, ginger… Excellent. With water: perfect
    balance, it’s the Silver Seal that went one step further towards perfect
    age. Lemon, ginger, caramel sweets (Werther’s) and vanilla and lemon
    pie. Very sexy, so to speak. Finish: medium long, even more on lemon pie
    (with a lot of custard). Cardamom and ginger in the aftertaste – some
    kind of sweet Indian sauce? Comments: quite brilliant, this one! I can’t
    wait to taste these ‘American’ Imperials when they reach 25 or even 30
    years of age… SGP:651 - 89 points.

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: spicy, juicy and ripe pear, cream, coffee latte, some oak, vanilla Taste: creamy, light fruit, pear, spicy notes that develop significantly to cardamom Finish: medium, again the pear peel and cardamom, dry with a little oak

    Great combination, so many cardamom I have never had in a dram in the glass.

    89 points


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