Imperial Single Malt Whisky
Imperial Single Malt Whisky is becoming increasingly rare, with fewer vintages cropping up.
The distillery closed in 1998 and later demolished.
This 1996 vintage Scotch Whisky was bottled in July 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail, under their “Distillery Labels” Range.
While in a joint partnership with each respective distillery, all whiskies in Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels range are uniquely labelled.
In previous years many of these unique designs were used to ‘officially’ bottle the whisky under license from the distillery.
Today these continued trusted relationships with distillers enables Gordon & MacPhail to bottle whiskies at various ages, strengths and vintages. All with their unique distillery label.
Other distilleries in the range are; Ardmore, Dallas Dhu (Closed), George Smith Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Glentauchers, Imperial, Inverleven, Linkwood, Longmorn, Miltonduff, Scapa, Strathisla.
Imperial Single Malt Whisky 1996 Tasting Notes :-
Nose : Delicate Sherry character with toasted malt and vanilla aromas. Tropical mango and pineapple notes mingle with hints of tangy citrus.
Palate : Cracked black pepper initially followed by clove, cinnamon, and orange flavours. Subtle Sherry influences are complemented by hints of charred oak. A liquorice undertone develops.
Imperial Single Malt Whisky 1996 With Water Tasting Notes :-
Nose : Vanilla initially with passion fruit, mango, and apricot aromas. Orange zest mingles with brown sugar and clove notes.
Palate : Creamy and smooth with tropical fruit flavours complemented by toasted oak. Body Medium. Finish Medium with lots of fruit and spices.