Imperial 1989 is a rare release from this now closed distillery in Speyside, Scotland. This is a really delicious single malt offering flavours of pineapple, mango and shortbread like sweetness. The finish is very long lasting and warming with even more yellow fruit touch to it. Stocks of whisky from Imperial distillery are increasingly difficult to get so hurry while you still can indulge yourself.
Imperial Distillery Profile
Imperial Distillery was built by Thomas Mackenzie in 1897. Constructed with Aberdeen red brick within a framework of iron beams to a Charles Doig design, the distillery is an attractive sight when strolling along the Speyside Way. Production was halted for two decades following the Pattison Crisis. Imperial reopened in 1919 following its acquisition by a group headed by Distillers Company Limited three years prior. Closing once more in 1925, Imperial did not reopen until it was transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers in 1955. The malting's were upgraded a decade later with the addition of a Saladin box. Two further stills were also installed. It was mothballed in 1998 and passed on to Chivas Brothers in 2005 following their acquisition of Allied. A brand new distillery was built on its side.
Morrison and Mackay Independent bottlers
Carn Mor is one of the brands from this family owned independent bottler. The superb range includes unique and rare whisky from distilleries all over Scotland. The Strictly Limited collection comes bottled at 46% and is un-chillfiltered. The Celebration of the Cask is a range of premium single malts bottled at full strength.