Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Truly Imperial Dram

Standing tall among a table of notable and potable whiskies at last week's Fiddich, the 19 year-old Duncan Taylor Imperial beckoned. Bottled at cask strength, the 101.8 proof malt cried out for a touch of spring water to soften things up a bit. Distilled in Jan. 1990 and bottled in Mar. 2009, the Imperial offered a rich flowery bouquet with hints of honey, vanilla and orange.

Beautiful color of heathery gold, rich nose. Fruity, slightly peppery and downright delightful on the tongue. Clean, medium-long finish. A dram to be savored.

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