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22 Apr 2013

Imperial 1995 (Whisky-Doris)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Imperial

Imperial is officially a lost distillery since early 2013 but a new plant is built, which will get a new name.

This Imperial 1995 is part of the 10th Anniversary bottlings by Whisky-Doris. Congratulations on the jubilee and keep up the good work! Four bottlings have been released already and two more will follow if my information is correct.

 

Imperial 1995 Whisky-DorisImperial 17 yo 1995 (53,0%, Whisky-Doris 2012, bourbon hogshead #50357, 132 btl.)

Nose: malty and minty at first. More fruits after a while, apple, peach and melon. Hints of hay. The mint makes place for garden herbs and a few mineral / flinty notes. Fresh, clean, quite nice. Mouth: a lovely ripe apricot flavour, very creamy and fruity. A good dash of honey. Also tangerines. Slightly liqueur-like in its fruitiness. Hints of almond cream. Grows clearly spicy in the end, with pepper and ginger. Finish: long, with some fresh, grassy oak and hints of citrus zest.

A pleasant Imperial that impressed me most on the palate. A deep fruitiness alongside the oak spices. Around € 75.

Score: 87/100

Imperial 1995 (Whisky-Doris) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-04-22

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  • Tony: I wonder if the rest of the cask is the TWE 1981 just released with no cask number (and a similar though not identical strength)...
  • john marrinan: That is true, but to all intents and purposes a score of 87 is the same as a score of 90. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the maniacs scored it the
  • WhiskyNotes: It's not so much a matter of trusting a score as it is a matter of being able to relate to it.

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