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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Directors' Cut
Vintage
10.1995
Bottled
02.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
9527
Number of bottles
99
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Jun 2013 5:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 204,42

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14 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 DL

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is sharp and rich. Quince jelly and white cedar, stone fruits and horse barns. Something like a sauna and the note of heat and fresh tobacco leaves
    • Taste
      84 84
      The palate is sharp malt and white pepper. More cedar, hot cedar planks and cocoa powder. Allspice and telicherry pepper corns. There's a hint of grapefruit in the bottom too.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is long and soft. The heat dies down and let's the vanilla rush in. The wood spice is tannic and drying but makes your mouth water for more fennel.

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. LENINOSLO scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Only 99 btls. and NO shoplinks. Think the price is set some low !

  4. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather light-bodied, but pleasantly so. The nose was for me more giving than the taste and the finish, which lacked a little punch according to my taste. All in all a very enjoyable and interesting light Speysider from an ex-bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      Fruity (primarily pear), mellow oak, light and almost 'nectary' malt, a whiff of fine white wine, very light and buttery toffee, some grapefruit, a hint of tobacco, high quality marshmallows, some nuttiness, lemongrass, a whiff of unburnt peat, some dried fruity spices (red fruits), some old leather, some sweet saltiness (if that makes any sense), vanilla and some liquorice after a while.
    • Taste
      Overall quite reminiscent of the nose: mellow oak, fruity (pear), vanilla, unburnt peat, some butteriness, grapefruit, light 'nectary' toffee, some tobacco, a bit of a strange (but very pleasant) and light rubbery aroma (think rubber gloves that actually smell nice), nuttiness and some lemon.
    • Finish
      Short to medium - Vanilla, tobacco, mellow oak, unburnt peat, some very faint smoke (?), faint fruits (pear), the same pleasant and soft rubbery aroma as from the taste, a touch of old leather, nuttiness and red dried fruits at the very end.

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