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The whisky

List of the bottles

Imperial: independant bottlings

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Gordon & MacPhail, 1990

Collection
Gordon & MacPhail
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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77/100
The colour is yellow-gold. The nose is marked by malted barley and ripe fruits (pear, peach) hints.
The palate is smooth and reveals also fruity and slightly spicy notes (pepper).
The finish develops on the sweet bitterness of malted barley and citrus fruits (lemon).

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
A very nice smell invades the nose immediately. A mix of malt and fresher notes, orange? blackberry's?... The taste isn't deceiving neither, and the question raises why is this whisky not better known on the market? A nice finish completes the whole. The reasonable price is OK too. A recommendable bottle.
79/100
A second tasting generated less enthusiasm than the first one. This whisky, which however remains rather pleasant, is too much dominated by malt, and a certain acidity remains in the background.
74/100
The nose detects some ripe fruit and floral hints, with a very discrete touch of smoke on the background. A sweet and pleasant smell. In the palate sweetness and ripe fruit fragrances dominate. A rather sugared whisky, with a touch of citrus fruit and a slight hint of pepper. The finish is rather long, and very sweet as well. For those who like sweet whiskies, this bottle should be very nice.
74/100
The nose is rather discrete but relatively complex, mixing fruity smells (orange marmalade) with malted hints and a touch of freshly cut grass on the background. In the mouth, the taste is pleasant, mixing sweet hints of citrus fruit (pink grapefruit) with discrete hints of honey and some touches of hazelnut. A short finish, recalling the honey and developing on hazelnuts.
79/100

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Gordon & MacPhail 1991 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
60,4 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask number
single cask 8681
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2003
Bottle
243 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Imperial Gordon MacPhail
Personal Comment
The nose detects fruity (peer) and rather complex smells. In the palate, the exceptional alcohol degree is not a problem at all. The bottle is remarkably balanced, between sweetness and complexity. A powerful but subtitle taste, and strangely enhanced at the swallowing. The finish seems to be stronger than the palate. Really a very nice complex bottle. A very surprisingly bottle.
84/100
An amazing nose, clearly marked by coconut hints, deliciously complex and announcing a top whisky. I the palate, the nice coconut impression remains present, and some slightly acid tastes (citrus fruit) and malt touches contribute to a marvelous balance. The finish is very nice, lingering and complex, and the coconut hints are still there.
88/100
The nose is marked by spices (pepper, nutmeg), slightly tingling with menthol notes, cut grass and coconut hints.
In the mouth, a nice complexity, some acid notes and fine wood and fruity (apple, pear) notes with nutty touches.
The finish is warm, with a slight presence of alcohol and nice hints of malt and fruits.
84/100

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Daily Dram: 1994-2007

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2007
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84/100
Imperial Daily Dram
Personal Comment
The first nose is rather aggressive with however nice notes of acid fruits (green apple) before developing on something more floral. After a while the dominating impression is a great freshness. Hints of cut grass and hay appear.
In the palate, first impression is acidity but after a few seconds the taste develops on smoother notes, letting a mix of malty and fruity (plum) notes. The evolution in the mouth is really interesting even if the taste palette is rather limited.
The finish is smooth and warm, quite long and the notes of malt from the mouth are still present and some chocolate hints appear.
This bottle seems to need some aeration. A first tasting (not described) revealed a much less interesting whisky .
84/100
A nice fruity nose with fresh green mango and apple followed by sweeter peach hints behind a light veil of smoke.
In the palate, a nice mix of green apples with fine and discrete wood developing slowly on ripe fruits and a kind of malty smoothness.
The finish is lingering, fruity with light hints of hazelnut.
An amazingly smooth whisky.
84/100

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Daily Dram: Lime Pair, 11 years

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
Cask number
single cask 380
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
303 btls
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0/100
Imperial Lime Pair
Personal Comment

Imperial

Rare Auld Cask Strength 19 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
53,9 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 450
Dates
Distil: 01.1990 Bottling: 07.2009
Bottle
29 of 156 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Imperial 19 Duncan Taylor
Personal Comment
A nice but not eccentric nose, made of discrete notes of malt and dry fruit. The nose is perfectly balanced.
In the palate, a mix of bitter smoothness, cashew nuts and some clearer bitterness, unripe walnut. Alcohol is obviously present even if this does not hinder the taste. Just like the nose, the mouth is balanced and not eccentric. A very pleasant mouth.
The finish is on dry fruits too and of medium length.
84

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Reserve 1997, for Van Wees

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
58,3 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
Refill sherry hogshead
Cask number
single cask 4964
Dates
Distil: 17-11-1997 Bottling: 11-2011
Bottle
268 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 86/100
Imperial GmPh
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
The nose has a slight tingling due to alcohol, preventing initially the smell to be felt. Fortunately, it does not last.
Once past the first impression, the nose becomes rather quiet on the malt and vanilla and dried fruit. Pleasurable sensations, but if it gives pleasure, it remains a relatively straight whisky.
The palate is fairly straightforward and starts with dry fruits to move rapidly towards notes of plum jam and fruit you can guess in the background. A fairly typical sherry configuration.
This mouth is better than was announced by the nose. Mouth giving pleasure even if not magnificent.
The finish is long and pleasantly marked by the bitterness of dry fruit while offering beautiful fruity sensations and being marked by sherry too.
87/100

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Cask strength collection 1995, 18 yo

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
51,9 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 21/08/1995 Bottling: 07/01/2014
Bottle
298 of 573 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (casks 50143+50144)
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0/100
Imperial SV 1995 CSC
Personal Comment

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Bourbon Barrel 1991-2015

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 15030
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2015
Bottle
14 of 168 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Imperial MOS 2015
Personal Comment

Imperial: not in collection

Imperial

25 years

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
46,9 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment
Date of tasting: 29/5 2009 (SWS tasting)
Apperance: Dark gold with slight green tone.
Nose: Very bisquity. Boiled hot dogs with mustard and bread. A little pear distillate and spring flowers. More floury with water, sterile bandages and aspargus.
Body: Medium
Palate: Starts floral and quite light. Becomes bigger towards the middle. The finish is really very powerful, very long becoming a tad green towards the end. Herbs and green leaves.
91/100



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1979

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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75/100
Imperial 1979 gordon Macphail
Personal Comment

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NC2 1994/2007

Collection
NC2
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2007
links & average quote
82/100
Personal Comment

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Single Cask 1993

Collection
Single Casks
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

Imperial

Reserve 1991

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
59,1 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask number
single cask 8687
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2003
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
82/100
Personal Comment

Imperial

27 years, 1982

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
58,3 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask number
single cask 3973
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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92/100
Personal Comment

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Un-chillfiletered Collection 1995

Collection
Un-chillfiltered Collection
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (small batch)
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links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

Imperial

16 years old

Collection
Dimensions
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
53,1 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 50054
Dates
Distil: 05/1995 Bottling: 01/2012
Bottle
251 of 282 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2012 87/100
Imperail DT
Personal Comment

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