This is a marriage of whiskies from 1995, matured in just three American oak refill barrels which yielded a total of 198 bottles. The much-loved Imperial distillery closed its doors for the final time in 1998 and was eventually demolished in 2013.
Its whisky is increasingly hard to find, with its supple, elegant, fruity style sought after by malt fans around the world.
A freshly opened bag of lemon bon bons, with all the vanilla and citrus dust spilling out. A richness akin to juicy, honeydew melon, plays against notes of meadow flowers on a warm day.
At first it is beautifully delicate with an interplay of light custard, strawberries, and mint. With time in the glass, ginger spice balances the sweet vanilla while a dusty milk chocolate note creates depth.
The warm summers day feel continues into the finish with dried grass and haystacks with a touch of blossom honey.