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Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB39879
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Lord of the Drams (LotD)
Bottling serie
Dram of the Lords - Iðunn
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
131
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Feb 2013 12:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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21 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 LotD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. Semtex scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tastingnotes, received on Facebook:

     

    Had a chance to taste the Imperial again (@Tasttoe Kampenhout). I had to think of The Iron Man-movies. Not of the cold steel hero himself, but of his sidekick, the lovely Pepper Potts. This dram is not a flamboyant superhero. It does not scream for attention like Tony Stark/Iron Man does. It is, however, the quiet force behind the superhero. It is the dram that takes care of business in a seeming effortless way. It hovers there, on your palate, and then suddenly, when it is most necessary, it hits you: fierce fruity spicyness that tickles you down to your toes and then lingers for a while, content to have blown you away. Next, it goes about its business as if nothing happened. Others put on a big show to be noticed, and yes, once in a while they save the world with some big flashy heroics. This one doesn`t need to be loud; it saves the world quietly, but it does so everytime. I like superheroes. But I often like their sidekicks more. QED.

  2. Semtex scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tastingnotes from Whiskyfun.com

    Imperial 17 yo
    1995/2013 `Idunn` (49.5%, Dram of the Lords, bourbon barrel, 131 bottles) Oh my, Idunn’s another Nordic god (rather a goddess). Now, it
    seems that Dram of the Lords have started using those even before Highland Park…
    Colour: straw. Nose: ha-ha! Flints, lemon and mints all over the place at first
    nosing, then more and more citrus fruits, lemon again but also tangerines and
    grapefruits. A very zesty one, ultra-clean and well balanced. After fifteen
    minutes, a little beeswax and vanilla come through. Hints of camphor. Mouth: a
    blend of all citrus fruits liqueurs known to Man, with a grassy backbone as well
    as quite some lemon honey to kind of bind all that. The strength is perfect, no
    water is needed. Finish: long, grassier, with more lemon zest and more bitters.
    Campari? Or high-end gin? Comments: a perfect grassy-citrusy Imperial that’ll
    take little prisoners. For lovers of cool climate riesling or chenin blanc

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is a peppery, mildly smoky and somewhat drying Imperial, that does
    not disappoint. Good cask selection, Stijn. Bring on number three!
    • Nose
      The nose is very promising. Creamy with loads of orange fruit (mandarin and oranges), but also
      acacia honey and a slice of peach. Pineapple cubes. A bit of banana. Flints.
      Twig of mint. Winegums. Soft on the spice front.
      This is a good start!
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is a lot spicier and more powerful. The fruit return,
      peach and oranges mostly, zest included, but also quite some kinine. A truckload of
      peppers and some nutmeg. Touch of woodsmoke. Complex.
    • Finish
      The finish is warming and medium long. I cannot get the image of green apples out of my minds eye. Where did
      that come from?

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