SMWS 65.5 Previous Faculty Speyside – The Whiskyphiles


Imperial 21 Years Previous 1995 65.5 Previous Faculty Speyside

1. What they are saying

The nostril is basic old-school Speyside – ripe mango, apples, pears, pineapple and flowers with custard Danish and syrup sponge sweetness – however contemporary too – paint, Imperial Leather-based cleaning soap and crystallized ginger. The palate combines intense flavours of juicy pear and sherbet straws; then canvas, leather-based and oak tingle the after-taste. With water, the nostril finds somebody in a leather-based Chesterfield, smoking a cigar in an opulent lodge suite, vases of flowers throughout. The diminished palate has simply sufficient sweetness to steadiness the mouth-drying leather-based and wooden. A contemplative dram that deserves time and should go properly with a cigar.

2. Official tasting notes

3. Particulars

  • ABV 50.8%
  • Age 21 Years Previous
  • Bottler Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Bottling 65.5
  • Cask Recharred hogshead
  • Class Single malt scotch whisky
  • Value £200
  • Origin Imperial Distillery
  • Area Speyside, Scotland
  • Launched 2017

4. What I say

One from the huge back-catalogue of samples I ought to have tasted a very long time in the past. I pulled this out at random and solely after pouring or nosing did it happen to me this was solely the fifth cask from this distillery bottled by SMWS. It didn’t take me lengthy to understand this was an Imperial pattern and a very good one at that.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Color Darkish amber gold (11/20) uncommon, medium-fine tears and legs.
  • Nostril The nostril is nice, sweetie store and fruit salad, apple, pear, melon, grape, peach, rhubarb and custard, vanilla, sherbet, woody oak and tanned leather-based with maybe a touch of coal mud.
  • Style Medium-bodied, sugary and candy once more on the palate, extra oak juice than fruit juice, barely dusty dunnage warehouse, old style sweetie store, penny combine baggage, sherbet, a contact of mint, applemint with a dusting of some dry cinnamon powder, vanilla and leather-based spherical this one out.
  • End Lengthy, barely spiced and drying then mouthwatering once more that sprinkle of coal mud returns.

6. Total

A implausible outdated Imperial with plenty of dusty and woody sugars and oodles of fruit sweetness on this one. Befitting its age this turns into drying and leathery with some nice tannins too. I believe the rechar HH was a end right here as it could have been uncommon to have been the preliminary cask however it has labored wonders on rejuvenating this spirit.

7. Rating 91/100

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