05 May 2012
Imperial 1995 (Whisky-Fässle)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Imperial
Middle-aged Imperial is usually good value. Here’s an Imperial 1995 selected by Whisky-Fässle.
Imperial 16 yo 1995 (53,9%, Whisky-Fässle 2011, bourbon hogshead)
Nose: fresh and vibrant whisky, starts malty / grainy and adds some stewed apple, banana and peach jam. Some rather spectacular mint and eucalyptus notes too. Soft herbal / grassy notes. Mouth: creamy and spicy (ginger, liquorice) with a peppery burst. After this the fruits come back (pear, citrus) with hints of vanilla. Some eucalyptus again in the aftertaste. A good swimmer, it makes it more fruity. Finish: long, on citrus zest and liquorice.
All good, not overly complex but it shows some interesting mint / eucalyptus. Around € 80, quite a price hike from other Imperial 1995 released a couple of months ago. Sold out anyway.