Whisky Review: Imperial 24 Year by Single & Single
A tiny independent bottler has put out an absolutely amazing dram of Imperial!
Imperial 24yr 1995 — Single & Single / 49.2% ABV
This is bottle 97 of 204 ex-bourbon, cask strength, Imperial from Single & Single, an unusually small IB with just a handful of releases. I had not heard of them before, but they appear to be a creation of Walking Back the Cat Limited, a small company with a name inspired by a Robert Littell spy novel.
- Color: amontillado sherry (0.9)
- Nose: custard, vanilla ice cream, hydrangeas, lemon-mint tea
- Taste: floral, grassy vanilla, creamy oak, a touch of strawberry tart, earl-grey tea
- Finish: lots more oak, long and sweet, baked pie
This is a brilliant Imperial, it’s got the loveliest mouthfeel and creaminess!