.imperial – 1991 – g&m

We have found a sample of this Imperial, a demolished distillery that has made room for the new (and improved) Dalmunach distillery we recently visited – a better timing to taste the sample was hard to find. A sample with not too much information, but if the research on the bottling code (JF / JJBH) is correct, this may be a bottling from 2006. Corrections are welcome.

43% abv, €45?
single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, honey, honeycomb, fruit, banana, ripe mango, citrus, blood orange, green malt, chalkboard, spice, candied ginger, cinnamon
Palate: sweet, honey, mouth coating, creamy, honeycomb, fruity, ripe apples, bananas, citrus, very ripe blood oranges, pomegranate, candied ginger, cinnamon sticks
Finish: medium long, creamy, slight dry, dried fruit, cranberries, apricots, citrus, candied orange peel
Mark: ++++/+
Conclusion: The chalkboard on the nose is the one thing keeping me from crawling to every shop in the neighbourhood (well, beyond, because there are not many whisky-specialist shops around here). But, if the price is right when we do find a bottle, I will not have to think long and/or hard about purchasing one. Or two.

.photo and research credits go to the Mrs

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