Single cask #50053 expression of the lost Speyside distillery.
Distilled May 1995 and bottled October 2011. 305 numbered bottles.
Nose: Waxy lemons, oranges sweets roses and a hint of pineapples. Faint minty notes like cured ham. Ham-bugs and strawberry yoghurts.
Taste: Pear drops, barley sugars cordial, hints of haylofts and developing some floral notes.
Finish: Becomes more oranges with mints and popping candy.
Imperial Single Malt Whisky
Imperial Distillery was designed by Charles C. Doig and established in 1897 by Thomas Mackenzie at Carron in the heart of the Speyside whisky region. Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and a huge golden crown was placed upon the pagoda roof of one of Imperial Distillery’s two malt kilns to commemorate the occasion. Imperial Distillery was equipped with four huge stills but closed in 1998 and was demolished in 2013. A new distillery called Dalmunach has been built on the site and opened in 2015. Independent releases of Imperial malt whisky feature in the Signatory Vintage ranges and those of Gordon & MacPhail.