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Imperial 23 yo 1990/2014 (55.7%, Jack Wiebers, Old Train Line, bourbon, cask #1360161, 354 bottles) - 260514

 



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Imperial Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

The Whisky Tasting Indexes - Imperial

 

Imperial - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Cru Bourgeois Supérieur (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1998 - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1897
Address: Carron, Aberlour, Morayshire AB38 7QP - Phone:
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My favourite expression so far:
Imperial 1981/2004 (64.6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #1218, 303 bottles)
90 points - Last tasted: May 12, 2006 - Tasting notes: here
Imperial

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Vanilla Bitter Caramel Oranges Coffee Pepper Honey Rubber Cardboard Grassy


MM Distillery profile:
The Imperial distillery was constructed in 1897 by Thomas Mackenzie, an entrepreneur who already owned two other malt whisky distilleries; Dailuaine and Talisker. Imperial was transferred just a year later to Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. who - like the name suggests - also administered the other distillery in the Scottish town of Carron: Dailuaine. Imperial distillery was closed again
.... More on Malt Madness.

Imperial

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Imperial 1989/2010 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #178) - 110610
  • Imperial 17 yo 1995/2013 (55%, Berry Bros & Rudd for Whisky.com.tw, cask #50347) - 260514
Cadenhead
  • Imperial 18 yo 1962/1980 (46%, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label, 75cl) - 281207
  • Imperial 24 yo 1977 (57.6%, Cadenhead) - 050806
  • Imperial 14 yo 1979/1993 (64.9%, Cadenhead's) - 040310
Chieftain's
  • Imperial 18 yo 1982 (43%, Chieftain’s) - 150504
Douglas Laing
  • Imperial 25 yo 1981/2007 (57.2%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, 270 bottles) - 170413
Duncan Taylor
  • Imperial 8yo (43%, Duncan Taylor, Battlehill, circa 2006) - 281207
  • Imperial 17 yo 1990/2007 (53.9%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #353) - 140508
  • Imperial 17 yo 1990/2008 (53.1%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #359) - 140508
  • Imperial 18 yo 1990/2008 (52.2%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #358, 226 bottles) - 191008
  • Imperial 18 yo 1990/2008 (55%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #443) - 290109
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.1%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #445) - 210709
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.7%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #446) - 210709
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2009 (55.7%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #448) - 210709
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.4%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #449) - 210709
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #450, 156 bottles) - 040310
  • Imperial 12 yo 1994/2006 (46% Whisky Galore) - 120506
  • Imperial 13 yo 1994/2007 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2, cask #2121) - 290109
  • Imperial 16 yo 1995/2012 (46%, Duncan Taylor for Whisky Circle Pinzgau, cask #512677) - 180912
  • Imperial 11 yo 1998/2010 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 110610
Exclusive Malts
  • Imperial 11 yo 1994/2005 (53%, Exclusive Malts, sherry cask) - 161206
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Imperial 14 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, CC old brown label) - 040310
  • Imperial 17 yo 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, old brown label) - 281207
  • Imperial 1979 (40%, G&M Licensed bottling, +/-1997) - no notes - 84
  • Imperial 1990/2001 (40%, G&M) - no notes - 82
  • Imperial 1990/2001 Sherry Finish (40%, G&M Private Collection, C#97/33112, 1000 Bts.) - 281207
  • Imperial 1990/2003 (approx 60%, G&M Special reserve for Whisky World, Holland) - 060304
  • Imperial 1991/2001 Port Wood Finish (40%, G&M Private Collection, cask #99/48 1.2, 2600 bottles) - 271004
  • Imperial 1993/2004 (45%, G&M for La Maison du Whisky) - 160904 - 271004
  • Imperial 16 yo 1994/2011 (57.4%, Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Whisky Shop Dufftown, refill bourbon, cask #7300, 267 bottles) - 260412
  • Imperial 1995/2013 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky, first fill sherry butt, cask #4887) - 101113
Jack Wiebers
  • Imperial 23 yo 1990/2014 (55.7%, Jack Wiebers, Old Train Line, bourbon, cask #1360161, 354 bottles) - 260514
  • Imperial 1995/2013 (52.7%, Jack Wiebers, Old Passenger Liners, 298 bottles) - 170413
James MacArthur
  • Imperial 12 yo (65%, James MacArthur, early 1990’s) - 140106
  • Imperial 27 yo 1976/2004 (56.8%, James MacArthur, decanter, cask #10171) - 281207
  • Imperial 27 yo 1976/2004 (57.2%, James MacArthur, normal bottle, cask #10171) - 281207
MacKillop's Choice
  • Imperial 1990/2006 (60.4%, Mackillop's Choice, cask #11968) - 161206
The Nectar
  • Imperial 11 yo 1996/2008 'Lime Pair' (46%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 303 bottles) - 140508
  • Imperial 13 yo 1997/2010 (46%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams, for Germany, bourbon) - 140411
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Imperial 1981/2004 (64.6%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #1218, 303 bottles) - 120506
Signatory
  • Imperial 16 yo (43%, Scottish Wildlife, bottled 1993) - 271004
  • Imperial 16 yo 1976/1992 (43%, Signatory, cask #7559-60, 1200 bottles) - 040310
  • Imperial 25 yo 1976/2001 (59.2%, Signatory, Silent Stills, cask #7576, 488 bottles) - 281207
  • Imperial 25 yo 1982/2008 (53.4%, Signatory, cask #3715, refill sherry butt, 198 bottles) - 140508
  • Imperial 25 yo 1982/2008 (55.7%, Signatory, cask #3716, 501 bottles) - 191008
  • Imperial 15 yo 1995/2011 (46%, Signatory, Un-chillfiltered Collection, hogshead, cask #50306+50307, 721 bottles) - 180711
  • Imperial 15 yo 1995/2011 (46%, Signatory, Un-Chillfiltered, hogshead, casks #50310-50311, 737 bottles) - 031111
  • Imperial 18 yo 1995/2014 (51.9%, Signatory Vintage, hogsheads, casks #50143+50144, 573 bottles) - 260514
Silver Seal
  • Imperial 19 yo 1991/2011 (55.3%, Silver Seal) - 260412
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Imperial 11 yo 1994/2005 (59.2%, Single Malts of Scotland, sherry butt #1537) - 140106
Whisky-Doris
  • Imperial 17 yo 1995/2012 (53%, Whisky-Doris, 10th Anniversary, hogshead, 132 bottles) - 110713
  • Imperial 8 yo 1998/2007 (55.1%, Whisky-Doris, cask #106041) - 281207
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Imperial 21 yo 1990/2011 (52.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 233 bottles) - 260412
  • Imperial 17 yo 1995/2013 (50.3%, Liquid Sun, refill bourbon hogshead, 291 bottles) - 110713
Various IB
  • Imperial 16 yo 1976/1993 (43%, The Master of Malt, cask #7560) - 050806
  • Imperial 29 yo 1976 (46.8%, Dormant Distillery Company, 408 bottles) - 180912
  • Imperial 19 yo 1990/2010 (59.9%, The Stillman's, bourbon hogshead, 186 bottles) - 140411
  • Imperial 20 yo 1991/2011 (46%, Part des Anges, bourbon barrel, 270 bottles) - 100112
  • Imperial 1995/2011 (53.9%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) - 260412
  • Imperial 17 yo 1995/2012 (55.1%, Part des Anges, Closed Distilleries, 276 bottles) - 061112
  • Imperial 16 yo 1995/2012 (51.7%, Archives, bourbon, cask #50035, 60 bottles) - 180912
  • Imperial 17 yo 1995/2013 'Idunn' (49.5%, Dram of the Lords, bourbon barrel, 131 bottles) - 170413