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 Diamond Jubilee, which occurred the same year.
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Imperial Blue Whisky
A perfect blend of Indian grain spirits and imported scotch malts, Imperial Blue is known for its exquisite smoothness, and it’s the leading whisky brand of Pernod Ricard India, as well as the largest Pernod Ricard brand by volume
Imperial 17 Year Scotch
Imperial is a Scotch whisky distilled from the finest malted barley and Scottish water. Renowned for its authentic, complex, yet smooth flavours, Imperial is Korea’s leading Scotch. A Part Des Anges Closed Distilleries bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Imperial Distillery, which was mothballed in 1998 and has yet to reopen its doors. This whisky was distilled in 1995 and matured for 17 years until 2012. Since its merging in 2004, Imperial has sold over 6 million cases. The brand holds strong appeal for the Korean market, where premium spirits are in particular demand. The range starts with a 12 year-old whisky and stretches all the way up to a 21 year-old blend. To protect its authenticity and intellectual property, the brand has developed a series of ground-breaking, innovative measures aimed at preventing counterfeit
Imperial Neon Scotch
Pernod Ricard has added Imperial Neon to its Imperial whisky range in Korea. The company described the whisky as "smooth". "It is infused with notes of apple, fresh pear, golden honey and hazelnut from the art of blending, presenting a smoother texture suited to Koreans’ tastes," the company said. Neon joins the existing range - IP12, 17, 19, Quantum and 21. The packaging features a metallic light blue label, reminiscent of a neon sign. Jean Manuel Spriet, CEO of Pernod Ricard Korea, said: “The new product will help consumers enjoy Scotch whisky in more comfortable and casual settings and its dynamic brand name and design will vitalize the market.” Imperial Neon does not feature an age statement.
Imperial 12 Year Scotch
Imperial is a Scotch whisky distilled from the finest malted barley and Scottish water. The elixir is renowned for its authentic, complex, yet smooth flavours
Imperial 15 Year Scotch
Distilled at the Imperial distillery in 1995, this was aged for 15 years in two hogsheads. Bottled in 2011, the whisky saw a release of its 737 bottles.
Imperial 19 Year Scotch
A Cask Strength Collection bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Imperial distillery (the site of which is now home to the Dalmunach distillery). This was drawn from three hogshead casks which were filled in September 1995 and cracked open in June 2015. 367 bottles were produced, presented at 51.5% ABV.
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Royal Canadian Whisky
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Chivas Brothers' Blend Scotch
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Michters Us1 Original Sour Mash American Whiskey
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White Heather Scotch
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