Imperial 1995, cask 50324+50325, Signatory Vintage

Rating: 8 out of 10

First impression: light, both in color as on the nose.
Nose: lovely and crisp on the nose. Very crisp and fruity. White fruit and fresh stone fruit. Pear, apples, apricot. Eucalyptus. Slightly buttery, spicy, and malty. Also slightly floral, but in the most elegant kind of way. Laundry drying in the wind on a breezy summer’s day. Quite sweet and bourbon-y, but without much vanilla. This is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love this style.

Mouth: beautifull. Bittersweet, and slightly saly. Also slightly waxy and oily. I don’t know if one of the casks is refill-sherry, but it has a little bit of the buttery, salty, ‘rancio’ character.

Finish: pretty short but very pleasant, with hints of buttered toast and fresh espresso.

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