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Imperial 1995 SV

Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB82910
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
21.08.1995
Bottled
19.04.2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
50192
Number of bottles
284
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Maxi Vins - Strassen
Market
lu Luxembourg
Added on
28 May 2016 9:28 pm by Tallyortoby
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.00

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Whisky Reviews for Imperial 1995 SV

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This bottling is like a chameleon. Sometimes sweet and fruity, then again harsh and dark. Sometimes velvety and gentle, then again powerful and complex. Somehow weird ... In the nose dominate the inviting and sweet aromas, the taste and the aftertaste are dominated by dark and tart wood tones in combination with a pleasant sharpness. A very interesting combination, I like it.

    23/22/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Pale straw shimmers in the glass as oily and viscous drops come off the streaks sticking to the glass wall. Fine peach and apricot aroma mix with the first nose with dried sun-dried grain. The velvety peach becomes creamier and more intense, adding a hint of citrus and vanilla. Wax comes to my mind ... Sweet honey and floral hints unfold its voluminous aroma, a touch of mint shows up and becomes more intense and voluminous over time. Sweet, malty and with this fresh peppermint note this malt compels me to the first sip.
    • Taste
      Dark slightly roasted cereal flavors dominate the first sip. Afterwards the alcohol unfolds its full volume and its power, slight sharpness clothes the palate. On the tongue rest dark and dull oak tones, which are clearly noticeable with their tart aroma. Fresh and clear the second sip flows over the tongue, creating a soft, waxy aroma. Again the wooden and malty sharpness shows, but this time a pinch of black pepper has joined it. The harsh and dark wood tones again follow the slowly decaying sharpness.
    • Finish
      Malty and dark, the fine-dry aromas on the palate rest on the tongues is still a little sharpness and leaves the tongue still slightly glow. Dark fruits and slightly sweet hints follow the rather dark and restrained note. The aromas sound relatively quick and leave malt and wood on the tongue.

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rather interesting whisky despite a slight bitterness and fruity nose that I would have liked to find with the same intensity in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Heather, honey, some fresh fruit (cherry plum, pear), quite lively and fresh, with some wood and white pepper.
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy texture, not too sweet. Alcohol well integrated. We find grassy notes, honey, pepper at the end of the mouth. Fewer fruits than nose and a slight woody bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long enough, on wood, honey, spices

  3. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Gold color, very nice nose, with lots of honey and fruits (pear, peach especially), some heather and spices. Gourmand mouth, fruity, not ultra complex but very easy to drink, still honey, a white chocolate side and nougatine in the background, a fairly good finish enhanced by white pepper. Excellent choice Taster!

  4. Dottore scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING

    N: These brightly colored, probably refill bourbon barrels stored whiskys are often underestimated, because I'm no exception, color is now simply associated with taste. Often, however, escape such odor pearls with a wonderfully clear profile structure: cereals, malt, honey, peach, pineapple and a lot of apple. Very light fruity, light vanilla and the pastry and cereal notes. The longer you smell, the more dominant the malty becomes.

    G: At the beginning, quite sweet, briefly a hint of citrus, then pepper attacks the palate and tip of the tongue. Bitter oak settles in the end, which seems to me today but penetrating and unfortunately miss a counterpart in the taste.

    A: The finish is pretty short. The oak continues firing in the mouth. That's too harsh for me.

    Conclusion: Beautiful nose, taste and finish are but then too bitter and harsh. Touch a Tormore or Aberlour from an Ex Bourbon barrel. 58% 84 points

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nothing exciting, but a solid and beautiful sour dram with that hint of eucalyptus, I like it.
    • Nose
      Eucalyptus and apricot acid, lychee and light malt, some oak chips and vanilla, hint of herbal honey
    • Taste
      Apricot and eucalyptus are also clear here, lots of acid, lychee, tangerine, malt, honey, some toffee, green apple
    • Finish
      Long, acid, malt, herbal honey, oak chips

  6. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    03.06.2017 Whisky-Stammtisch

  7. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nice nose on honey and pepper with a yellow fruit background. The mouth is pleasantly tingling, you can smell honey and plum with a big kick of white pepper. Good finish that remains in the continuity of the mouth. Fruity, sweet, a good malt. Well done, Savorer!

  8. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not too complex but very very tasty! An excellent daily dram and well chosen :-)

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    150 bottles for Savoureur's 50th birthday (including a charitable giving for Alan Luxemburg)

  10. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's absolutely not bad. This Imperial is even well done, balanced, and consistent. But .. (yes, there is a but ...) the green and acid fruit is not my cam, and especially this Speysider bourbon cask is phoned from beginning to end. No surprise, and even a certain boredom that settles down during dram.
    • Nose
      Fruity, fresh, and tangy. Green apple, white grape, pear, apricot, lemon, and green currant.
    • Taste
      In the continuity of the nose, without deviation: green and acidulous fruit; apple, grape, and mainly citrus.
    • Finish
      The tangy turns into sweet spices, without tearing the taste buds. These spices are accompanied by green apple peel. A slight heat invades the throat.

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