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Berry's Own Selection Imperial 1976 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berry's Own Selection Imperial 1976

Brand
Berry's Own Selection
Expression
Imperial 1976
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1976
Produced at
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Region
Speyside
Website
www.bbr.com
Availability
UK, Europe, Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
Malty. Cereals. Dry hay. Vanilla creeps in. Belgian waffle. Roasted pinenuts. Lemon pie.
Palate
Sweet and syrupy. Malt extract, honey. Building up into a spicy bouquet.
Finish
Dry, spicy. A slight astringency.
Comment
A classic malty malt. Good balance, interesting dry spiciness. Well structured, hexagonal like Bach music. For those who don't like the unexpected. I don't mean boring though.

Dave Broom

Nose
Fermenting grass/compost. A thick sweetness, violet and some sulphur. Becomes slightly grubby.
Palate
Strangely flat and that mustiness comes through. There's a light fragrant floral quality trying to break free.
Finish
Musty.
Comment
A real shame. Imperial's rather fine spirit has always been bedevilled by poor casks.
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