Imperial 21 year old
Imperial 21 year old is a rare and limited single malt release from Pitlochry bottlers Signatory Vintage. The whisky comes bottled at cask strength and was drawn from hogshead barrels. Only 468 bottles were released and once the whisky is gone it will be gone forever. This is another fantastic release included in the brilliant Cask Strength Collection.
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.
Signatory Vintage independent bottlers
Signatory Vintage was founded in Edinburgh in the 1980s. The idea behind the name, was to get each release signed by a celebrity. The company's range is impressive as there are around 50 bottlings in circulation at any given time. The un-chillfiltered collection and the Cask Strength collection are the best known releases.