A 16yo 1995 single cask Imperial, bottled by Duncan Taylor.
Orange marmalade on toast, walnuts. Dry dusty oak.
Really needs a lot of water to get to the character of the dram, about 1:1.
With all that water a lot more fruit becomes apparent: spiced blackberries, pears, ginger, sultanas, dried apricots.
I like it a lot. Actually, I should really say that I admire it a lot. It’s a complex wee beastie, sophisticated. Needs some work to get the best out of it.
When I first poured it I really thought it was going to be a 2/5 or even a 1 but it doesn’t deserve that.