Distillery: Imperial Distillery
Bottler: Gordon & Macphail
Category: Single Malt
About the Imperial 1979 Gordon & Macphail
A beautiful vintage single malt from the closed Imperial distillery, bottled by renowned independent bottler Gordon & Macphail. The whisky was distilled in 1979 and bottled at 40% ABV. The Imperial Distillery was established in 1897 and never managed to gain much ground (not until it was already closed, at least). The distillery spent a total of 56 years of its hundred year existence in a mothballed state. It finally closed in 1998, only having released one single official bottling. In recent years, Imperial single malt has become increasingly popular and independent bottlings are highly sought-after. The next Port Ellen, maybe…?