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Overall rating
88.80/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
22.05.1995
Bottled
03.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
50078
Number of bottles
292
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055030610663
Added on
21 Apr 2013 6:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 133.50

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29 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 BA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Holy shit. And why exactly did they close Imperial? This is a highly likable dram! Certainly not a beginners dram. Bold and challenging.
    • Nose
      The nose is very complex and layered! There an old style nose packed in tropical fruits, garden herbs and fresh grassy notes. Also there is a nice touch of cedar wood. Delicious and impressive! It is very outspoken and gives a completely unique character. It gets better by the minute. Cocoa and milk chocolate join the nose after about 20 minutes
    • Taste
      Soft arrival. Waxy on the palate. It literally explodes in the mouth. Whipped cream, tropical fruits and again milk chocolate. Also a toasted oak kind of taste.
    • Finish
      Long and very tasteful. There is a great play between whole milk, tobacco and spices. There is a lot going on in the finish and it never gets boring. This is something to get excited about. Complex till the end.

      I have had several Imperial bottlings, all rather good ones, but this is probably the best one so far.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    A very fine and decent nose. This is a nice mix between wood, grass, honey, decent icecream and many more. Hint of citrus and marzipan is here too. With water you get more green apples and some tropical fruit. Taste:

    Little sweet, more sour. Gives some sugared dried lemons. This is a typical Imperial taste, you don't find this often in others. I cannot really describe it. With water you get pretty much the same, but a bit tamed.Body:

    Full and oily.

    Finish:

    Medium-long length. A tad sour and the alcohol pops up here. With water you get really more in the finish. There is more honey, wood and some fresh fruit. Price:

    Don't know this was a given sample from a sampleswap.Presentation:

    Don't know this was a given sample from a sampleswap.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose gets better with some drops of water..

    Nice dram
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Gronqvist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Malted grain, followed by lemon zest and honey with faint notes of wax, smoke and oils.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily with honey, citrus, beeswax, vanilla, malt, melon, little cigar ash and burning hay.
    • Finish
      Mild and short with anise, malt, oak and spices.

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