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Imperial

Imperial Distillery

History

The Imperial distillery was a producer of single malt Scotch whisky located in Carron, Speyside that operated sporadically between 1897 and 1998. It was demolished in 2013. Imperial was mothballed and reopened several times in its hundred-year history. The only official bottling was a 15-year expression, released in the mid 1990s. Chivas Brothers, who owns the brand, has built the new Dalmunach distillery on this site.

Imperial Whisky Reviews:

  • Imperial10yoWhiskyMagazine Imperial 10 Years Old 1998 ~ 53.6% (Whisky Magazine) - Imperial 10 Years Old 1998 Speyside single malt scotch whisky 53.6% ABV, £55 at auction see Whisky Auctioneer item Score: 83/100 What they say: An Imperial selected by the Editor of Whisky Magazine and bottled by Duncan Taylor. Distilled in November 1998 and bottled in February 2009 from a single American hogshead, aged 10 years […]
  • ImperialSV1995s Imperial 16 Years Old 1995 (casks 50324+50325) ~ 46% (Signatory Vintage) - Imperial 16 Years Old 1995 (casks 50324+50325) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £39.95 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: From Signatory’s Un-Chillfiltered range, this Imperial was distilled on the 9th October 1995 and it was aged for 16 years in hogsheads 50324 and 50325 before bottling on the 24th August 2012. A release […]
  • imperial-17-year-old-1995-un-chillfiltered-signatory-whisky Imperial 17 Years Old 1995 -The Un-Chillfiltered Collection ~ 46% (Signatory) - Imperial 17 Years Old 1995 -The Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory) 46% ABV, ~£38.36 for 70cl or £4.09 for 3cl from Drinks by the Dram Score: 84/100 What they (MoM) say: This is an Un-Chillfiltered Imperial from Signatory, distilled in October 1995 and aged for 17 years in a pair of hogsheads. It was bottled in 2012. Tasting […]
  • ImperialSV1995s Imperial 18 Years Old (casks 50288+50289) ~ 46% (Signatory Vintage) - Imperial 18 Years Old (casks 50288+50289) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £42.52 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: An un-chillfiltered Imperial single malt, bottled by the lovely folks at Signatory. Taken from two hogshead casks filled in September 1995 and emptied in April 2014. 742 bottles of whisky from this closed distillery […]
  • Imperial18yo1993-2011GM Imperial 18 Years Old 1993 ~ 43% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Imperial 18 Years Old 1993 Speyside single malt scotch whisky 43% ABV, ~ £45 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Colour: Golden amber. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Initially creamy, perfumed and fresh. Followed with hints of fudge, cooked fruit, and toasted malt. Palate: Starts off vary peppery with a slight bitterness (dark chocolate) and mouth […]
  • Imperial 18YO 1995 UCF Signatory Imperial 18 Years Old 1995 – Unchillfiltered ~ 46% (Signatory) - Imperial 18 Years Old 1995 – Unchillfiltered 46% ABV, £41.95 for 70cl available from RMW Score: 85/100 What they say: A bit about the bottler Signatory Vintage are an independent bottler founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington. The name ‘Signatory’ was derived from the initial intention to find a person of suitable standing […]
  • Imperial 19 Years Old 1995 SignatoryCask 50164 TW Imperial 19 Year Old 1995 cask 50164 ~ 54.6% (Signatory) - Review: Imperial 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 50164) – Cask Strength Collection Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Imperial Distillery (Closed) Bottling: Signatory Cask Strength Collection, Cask 50164 ABV: 54.6% Cost: £81.45 from Master of Malt [sold out] Score: 89/100 What they say: Distilled on 21/08/1995 at the Imperial Distillery in Speyside, this has […]
  • Imperial 1995 G&M Imperial 19 Years Old 1995 ~43% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Imperial 19 Years Old 1995 ~43% (Gordon & MacPhail) 43% ABV, £58.95 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: A 1995 vintage whisky from closed (although rumours are abound of its resurrection) Imperial, bottled by Gordon & Macphail with a retro distillery label. What I say: Dram #2 from WOLS tasting 14/3 ‘Age is only […]
  • Imperial 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 50154) – Cask Strength Collection Imperial 20 Year Old 1995 cask 50154 ~ 51.0% (Signatory) - Review: Imperial 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 50154) – Cask Strength Collection Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Imperial Distillery (Closed) Bottling: Signatory Cask Strength Collection, Cask 50154 ABV: 51.0% Cost: £81.21 from Master of Malt Score: 90/100 What they say: Distilled on 21/08/1995 at Imperial Distillery and matured for over 20 years in Hogshead […]
  • Imperial23yoHunterLaing Imperial 23 Years Old 1990 Old & Rare ~ 57.9% (Hunter Laing) - Imperial 23 Years Old 1990 Old & Rare Platinum Selection Speyside single malt scotch whisky 57.9% ABV, £230 for 70cl Score: 88/100 What they say: A 23 year old single malt from the dearly departed distillery, Imperial. Distilled in October 1990, the whisky matured in a single sherry butt for 23 years before Hunter Laing […]
  • ImperialGlenlivet37yoWC Imperial-Glenlivet 37 Years Old 1977 Single Cask ~ 53.5% (Cadenhead’s) - Imperial-Glenlivet 37 Years Old 1977 Single Cask Speyside single malt scotch whisky 53.5% ABV, £260 for 70cl from Wm Cadenhead’s Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled 1977, Bottled January 2015, Aged for 37 years in a single bourbon hogshead and producing 204 bottles at cask strength of 53.5% at outturn. Nose: Soft stewed fruits, rhubarb […]
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