Region: Speyside (Scotland)
Distillery: Imperial (Demolished)
Age: 18 Years Old
Size: 700 ml
Imperial's history has been dogged by periods of closure and changed ownership several times, until it was finally demolished in 2013. Usually very difficult to find and has somewhat of a fan following of its floral, cream soda, gentle style of spirit.
This bottling by Independent Bottler Signatory Vintage is part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled in August 1995 and matured in a Hogshead #50142 for 18 years, it was bottled in January 2014. Only 293 bottles were released.
Nose: Citrus, minerals, almost alkaline balanced with some sweetness. Overall, the nose is quite elegant Palate: Citrus fruits, lemony sweetness with earthiness Finish: The citrus fruits remain with some oak and a warming finish which stays for quite some time.