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 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.