Review #316. Imperial 15yr Port Gordon MacPhail


Review #316 – Gordon & MacPhail Imperial 15yr Port Finish

Whiskey Network Review #316 | /r/Scotch Review #131 – Gordon & MacPhail Imperial 15yr Port Finish, 92pf | 46.0% ABV


Distiller: Imperial (Now Closed)

Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail (IB)

Maturation: Port Finish

ABV: 46.0% | 92 pf


Nose: Jam, berries, some clove, some cinnamon, some nice pastry desserts

Taste: Strongly jammy, lots of berry, fudge, char. Smokey, jammy, delicious. Little bit of oaky woodiness.

Finish: Long but smokey and jammy. I love this balance, like someone smoked a jar of smuckers. Delicious.

Overall: For an unpeated malt, this is oddly charred and smokey and I love it. I think it integrates very well from the strong jammy fruity berry notes and makes for a great balance. I’m giving this a Rank 7. I wish they weren’t closed because I want a lot more of this.

Rank: 7


Decoded:
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists

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