A delicious dram from the demolished and much missed Imperial distillery. This whisky was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for their pleasingly retro Distillery Labels series.
During its working lifetime, Imperial was known for making a creamy, floral style. Stocks are increasingly limited, and it has been tipped by some drinkers to become the next Brora or Port Ellen (though unlike those distilleries, it will never re-open).
This whisky was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 with an age of 20 years. The bottling serves up notes of vanilla cream, old oak, sherried malt, dried apricot, raisins, some jammy red berries, pineapple, orange juice, brown sugar, porridge, pressed flowers and nutmeg spice.
A really enjoyable dram from this enigmatic distillery, bottled at 43% ABV and without artificial colouration.