Overall rating
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Mar 2015 5:09 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162.00

17 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.85 points

  1. Kabaske did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose little fresh citrus (zest of lime), also slightly floral (nice fresh scented flowers field, rose petals), afterwards comes some sweet fruit: cherry, peach, (still green) banana, honey melon Taste in the mouth immediately a creamy or oily filling feeling (waxy?), pleasantly sweet towards caramel, bit of a 'bite' with woodtests (dry), slightly spicy and also some citrus in the distance (stays with the lime ) Finish in the aftertaste, he becomes slightly spicier (spicier?) and slightly drier (wood keys), but at the same time the fresh lime remains

  2. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting. The most spiced Imperial of this three.

    Later compared with Imperial 1995 SV 50288+50289 and Imperial 1981 DL 25 yrs.  
    • Nose
      Wax, fruity - pine apple, syrup and nuts.
    • Taste
      Spices, herbs, fruity, pastry, syrup, some coffee. Curd cheese and even some meaty tones. ++
    • Finish
      Vanilla, wax, some smoke, spices - some pepper and paprika.

  4. Loch Lochy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a great whisky. Pity the distillery was demolished
    has been.
    • Nose
      Fine fragrance which is considered a mixture of watermelons,
      Vegetables, green leaves and candle wax could describe.
      Sounds a bit strange, but it's alright.
      Quite fresh and fruity and sweet over time.
      With more aromas of honey, lemons and green apples.
    • Taste
      The body is extremely oily: it forms nicely
      embossed (gothic) stained glass windows (used was a Glencairn
      Glass). In the beginning gentle, sweet and waxy taste, the
      then a very gentle and pleasant peppery woody spicy
      developed. Vegetable notes, malt and vanilla follow. Very
      late maybe something like gum (the yellow Wrigleys).
    • Finish
      Warming and honeyed finish with a nice spice.

  5. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's a decent and flawless speyside whisky, but I don't find it stellar. 86/87
    • Nose
      autumn meadow, limestone, lime, williams pear, unripe peach, an old boskoop's skin, vanilla, cream, icing sugar, beeswax, porridge, a hint of smoke, a touch of artisan mustard, some white pepper, some ginger, some pencil shavings. 
    • Taste
      sherbety on sweet and sour fruits, mainly the unripe peach, a drop of acacia honey is adding sweetness, white pepper.
    • Finish
      medium length on white pepper, hay, honey, beeswax and a little smoke.

  6. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Every new bottling in this range seems to be more creamy and waxy. This is also the most mature and smoothest one so far.
    • Nose
      Honey, creamy caramel, dried apricot, vanilla, orange, beeswax and lime. A whiff of sauerkraut.
    • Taste
      Honey, creamy caramel, vanilla, orange, almond and a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Caramel, smoke, honey, orange and beeswax.

  8. fop scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Better than the last one, more creamy beautifull! Great stuff for this price!


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