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Imperial 1995 vW

Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
21.08.1995
Bottled
02.02.2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
50180
Number of bottles
301
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944086160
Added on
07 Apr 2015 6:45 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73,95

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63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. DavidH. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A solid summer dram. 
    • Nose
      A summer fruit basket (pineapple, peach, apricot, orange, sweet cherry), vanilla, sweet, waxy malt, and mint. The wood reveals notes of hazelnut and furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Quite powerful, despite the 46% ABV. It's fresh and a bit more bitter than the nose suggested. This bitterness shows in cut grass and pepper mainly. The fruit and waxy barley are still there. Think of lemon, pineapple and melon. Fresh mint gives a cooling sensation.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly bitter, with pepper and ginger, pineapple, melon, creamy vanilla and grass.

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Wax, dusty, lot's of bourbon fruits - yellow summer fruits like apricot, mint tea, some fudge and almond paste.
    • Taste
      Wax, fruity, oily, citrus and old dusty notes.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, fruity - apple, citrus and ending with something acid.

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This Imperial is difficult to understand. Fruity, spicy with a fine touch of wood. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Fine fruity sweetness rises from the glass. The nose is slightly sprittig. Oranges and citrus fruits mingle with malty sweetness. A hint of vanilla and honey is in the air.
    • Taste
      A hint of vanilla and honey is in the air. The first sip unfolds immediately with fruity notes of wood. Peach, bananas and orange mingle with malt. The taste is getting spicier. This seasoning is difficult to define.
    • Finish
      The finish is intense and long-lasting. Again, orange and peach. Woody seasoning exudes a fine heat in the mouth for a long time. At the end of the departure creates a fine nut flavor.

  7. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lemon, wax, malt, vanilla, hazelnuts in the nose then in the mouth slightly peppery, malty, waxy, vanilla, grapefruit. Finish is long and malty with clearly the waxy tones that emerge again. Very complex malt, very unfortunate that it is not on CS.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The maturest and creamiest one in the range up to 2015. I love these Imperials anyway, but this is my favourite. At cask strength this would have been 90+ for sure.
    • Nose
      Beeswax, vanilla, caramel fudge, Haagse hopjes, honey, orange, apple, pear, peach and banana. Waxy, fruity and creamy.
    • Taste
      A lot of beeswax. Caramel, vanilla, orange, apricot, stewed pear and hazelnut. A remarkable creamy note like Bailey's.
    • Finish
      Beeswax, caramel, pear, apple, and a little banana.

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