Imperial has had something of a stop-start history. It was founded in the town of Carron in central Speyside in 1897 by Thomas Mackenzie, who also had a share in both Talisker and Dailuaine (Carron's other distillery). Imperial was initally built as a second distillery for Dailuaine, and the name 'Imperial' was to commemorate Queen Victoria's ... Read More »
An independent single cask bottling of this silent Speyside distillery. This is 16 year old Imperial distilled during its short most recent operating period before maturing in a refill hogshead until early 2011.
Imperial, after a stop-start production history, can now see the light after the announcement in 2012 that owners Pernod Ricard are to invest in a brand new distillery at the site. Check out the old make courtesy of this full strength hogshead of the '95 vintage from indie bottlers Signatory.
A 1995 vintage single cask whisky from Imperial, closed and being demolished at the time of this bottle's release, ready for a new distillery to be built in its place. This was aged for 17 years before being bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd.