Berrys' Own Selection

Imperial

1976

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 59
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Specifications
Brand: Imperial, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1976
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Cereals. Dry hay. Vanilla creeps in. Belgian waffle. Roasted pinenuts. Lemon pie.
Palate: Sweet and syrupy. Malt extract, honey. Building up into a spicy bouquet.
Finish: Dry, spicy. A slight astringency.
Comment: A classic malty malt. Good balance, interesting dry spiciness. Well structured, hexagonal like Bach music. For those who don't like the unexpected. I don't mean boring though.
7.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fermenting grass/compost. A thick sweetness, violet and some sulphur. Becomes slightly grubby.
Palate: Strangely flat and that mustiness comes through. There's a light fragrant floral quality trying to break free.
Finish: Musty.
Comment: A real shame. Imperial's rather fine spirit has always been bedevilled by poor casks.
6.8
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